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Condolences on the Passing of Prime Minister Edward Natapei

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:41 am | U.S. Department of State

I was saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable former Prime Minister Edward Natapei this week. Vanuatu lost a distinguished statesman who will be dearly missed. More >>

One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of MH17

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine one year ago, taking the lives of 298 innocent people from 11 countries on July 17, 2014. Our thoughts remain with those who perished, and we join with their friends, families, and loved ... More >>

United States Condemns Al Shabaab Attacks in Mogadishu

Monday, 13 July 2015, 8:40 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s terrorist attacks against the Siyad Hotel, Weheliye Hotel, and an African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) position in Mogadishu, yesterday. More >>

Statement on Cuba

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:19 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. In Washington a few moments ago, President Obama announced that we had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that we ... More >>

Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category. More >>

Government of Jordan Issues $1.5 Billion in Bonds

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:50 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan closed on its offering of a total $1.5 billion in sovereign bonds guaranteed by the United States of America. These guarantees are part of a broader U.S. commitment to support Jordanian stability, security, and economic ... More >>

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:04 pm | U.S. Department of State

Nearly twenty years ago in the United States Senate, I voted against the Defense of Marriage Act for a simple reason: No law should deny the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. Today, by making marriage equality the law ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Niger

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 12:17 pm | U.S. Department of State

We condemn the attacks by Boko Haram in Lamana, Boulamare, and Goumao, Niger, that killed approximately 40 villagers, including women and children. We offer our condolences to the Government of Niger and the families and loved ones of those who lost their ... More >>

June 15 Terrorist Attacks in Chad and Nigeria

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest terms Monday's terrorist attacks in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena and in Nigeria. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who were killed in the attack. ... More >>

Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Annual Gala

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 11:16 am | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC June 15, 2015 More >>

Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 11:03 am | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as you celebrate Her Majesty’s Birthday on June 13. More >>

World Oceans Day

Monday, 8 June 2015, 7:56 am | U.S. Department of State

World Oceans Day, June 8, reminds of us the importance of our oceans and maintaining their health. As we continue working and developing on and near the water, we cannot forget the impacts on our ocean – and we need to work vigilantly to protect it. More >>

United States - New Zealand Strategic Dialogue

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 12:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington met in Washington on May 29, 2015 to co-chair the fifth United States – New Zealand ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11:41 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns the May 29 grenade attack in Bujumbura, and the continued violence in Burundi. We are deeply concerned that the recent grenade attacks, violence perpetrated by the ruling party Imbonerakure youth militia, and continued ... More >>

The United States Commends China for Ivory Commitments

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 11:30 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States commends the Government of the People’s Republic of China for destroying over 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing today and for its commitment to eventually halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products. More >>

Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 11:28 am | U.S. Department of State

In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and provide a report to him within six months regarding Cuba’s support for international terrorism. ... More >>

U.S Announces $18 Million in Aid to Ukraine

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:55 pm | U.S. Department of State

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw announced May 23 in Kyiv that the United States is providing $18 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help those affected by Russian aggression ... More >>

Ethiopia's May 24 Parliamentary and Regional Elections

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:54 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24. We acknowledge the National Electoral Board’s organizational efforts and the African Union’s ... More >>

US Concerned About Security Sector Reform in Lesotho

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States is concerned that no one has been held accountable for the August 2014 political unrest and violence between the military and police, yet the Government of Lesotho has reinstated one of the most polarizing figures from that difficult ... More >>

U.S Calls for Peaceful Resolution to Crisis in Burundi

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns the May 23 killing of the leader of the opposition party Union for Peace and Development (UPD), Zedi Feruzi, and his bodyguard. We also strongly condemn the May 22 grenade attack in a market that killed several people ... More >>

 

 

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