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ISIL's Destruction of Historical Heritage

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 11:44 am | U.S. Department of State

I am deeply disturbed by reports that ISIL has extended its destruction of Iraq’s historical treasures to the ancient archeological site of Nimrud. These depraved acts are an assault on the heritage of the Iraqi and Syrian people by an organization ... More >>

Celebrating Ghanaian Independence

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ghana as you celebrate 58 years of independence on March 6. More >>

Press Availability with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:13 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Riyadh Air Base Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 5, 2015 More >>

Facebook Q&A on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:11 pm | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State to Host Facebook Q&A for Press, Public on Combating Wildlife Trafficking More >>

45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

All countries share responsibility to confront nuclear proliferation. All countries benefit if nuclear weapons do not spread to additional countries. All countries also profit when there is smart, continuous action in the direction of nuclear disarmament. ... More >>

Update on Ambassador Mark Lippert

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:05 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 5, 2015 More >>

Secretary Kerry on South Sudan Negotiations

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:41 pm | U.S. Department of State

The warring parties in South Sudan must seize the current and final round of negotiations to deliver a sustainable peace. We are well past the point where enough is enough. Leaders must put the interests of their people above their own. The violence must ... More >>

The United States Congratulates Lesotho on Peaceful Election

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:39 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States congratulates the people of Lesotho for participating peacefully in Lesotho’s snap parliamentary election on February 28. More >>

U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:38 pm | U.S. Department of State

On February 25 and 26, in Washington, DC, senior officials of the United States and the Republic of Djibouti Governments met to launch the inaugural U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum, a key outcome of the historic May 5, 2014, White House meeting between U.S. ... More >>

Science Envoy Travels to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:46 pm | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Geraldine Richmond will return to Southeast Asia March 2-14 in support of President Obama’s initiative to strengthen the United States’ science and education relationships overseas. This is Dr. Richmond’s second trip to Southeast ... More >>

Statement on the Occasion of Bulgaria's National Day

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bulgaria on your National Day. More >>

Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:34 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned by today’s decision by a Russian court to continue the detention of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko to May 13. Ms. Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for 75 days to protest being held hostage ... More >>

Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:30 am | U.S. Department of State

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong relationships between ... More >>

Second Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

On Friday, February 27, the Department of State will host the second round of talks to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. More >>

White House Nomination of U.S Ambassador to Somalia

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:08 pm | U.S. Department of State

President Obama, today, nominated Katherine S. Dhanani to serve as the first United States Ambassador to Somalia since 1991. This historic nomination signals the deepening relationship between the United States and Somalia. It also allows us to mark the ... More >>

Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:07 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a Russian national wanted by the Federal ... More >>

FY2016 U.S. Department of State Budget Hearing

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:06 pm | U.S. Department of State

Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very, very much. It’s really a pleasure to be here with you today and with all my former colleagues and several of my non-former. But I deeply appreciate the opportunity to testify. And I welcome your chairmanship, ... More >>

U.S.-Liberia Relationship

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:45 am | U.S. Department of State

The U.S.-Liberia relationship dates back nearly 200 years and is stronger than ever as we continue working together to get to zero Ebola cases. Liberia, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has emerged from over a decade of war to be a ... More >>

Roman Abramovich Invests $15M In New US Fracking Technology

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:25 pm | U.S. Department of State

Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman ... More >>

Recent Attacks on Civilians in Syria

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks yesterday on predominantly Assyrian Christian villages in the northeast Syrian province of Hasakeh, where they kidnapped dozens of civilians, including women, children, priests, ... More >>



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