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US Statement on Newly Elected Members of UN Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 10:05 am | US State Department

Today, the UN General Assembly elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, and Venezuela as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2015-2016. The UN Charter makes clear that candidates for membership on the Security Council should ... More >>

Deaths of Naftali Frankel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:22 am | US State Department

The news of the murder of these three Israeli teenagers -- Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach -- is simply devastating. We all had so much hope that this story would not end this way. As a father, there are no words to express such a horrific ... More >>

Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:19 am | US State Department

Today's conviction and chilling, draconian sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and fifteen others in a trial that lacked many fundamental norms of due process, is a deeply disturbing set-back to Egypt's transition. More >>

Hagel Meets With New Zealand’s Prime Minister

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:18 am | US State Department

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key at the Pentagon June 20 and extended his appreciation for New Zealand’s important contributions in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued June 20 by Pentagon press secretary ... More >>

John Kerry Remarks With NZ PM John Key After Their Meeting

Friday, 20 June 2014, 1:41 pm | US State Department

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I apologize for keeping folks waiting for a moment here. It’s my great privilege to welcome the prime minister of New Zealand, the great Kiwi friend of the United States and someone I’ve had the pleasure ... More >>

Kerry: Remarks at Pacific Day Policy Seminar

Friday, 20 June 2014, 1:37 pm | US State Department

I’m going for the whole thing. Sorry about that, folks. Well, good evening, everybody. How are you all? Everybody good? What a fantastic evening, and it’s a great, great pleasure for me to be able to come over here and share Pacific Day. Tonight, we celebrate ... More >>

Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Syrian Opposition President

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:36 pm | US State Department

Secretary Kerry met today with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Jarba at the Department of State. He and President Jarba had a productive discussion on the full range of our shared concerns in Syria, including empowering the moderate political ... More >>

Russia's Destabilization of Ukraine

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:31 pm | US State Department

Testimony Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC May 8, 2014 More >>

On the Illegal Referenda in Eastern Ukraine

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:27 pm | US State Department

As the United States has said, the referenda being planned for May 11 in portions of eastern Ukraine by armed separatist groups are illegal under Ukrainian law and are an attempt to create further division and disorder. If these referenda go forward, ... More >>

Extradition of Carlos Lobo

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:22 pm | US State Department

The Honduran Supreme Court authorized the extradition of Carlos Lobo to the United States on drug trafficking charges. More >>

U.S Department of State Daily Press Briefing: May 8, 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:14 pm | US State Department

Index for Today's Briefing • SYRIA o Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Jarba o Nonlethal and Humanitarian Assistance to Moderate Opposition / Situation on the Ground o Secretary Kerry to Attend London ... More >>

Daily Press Briefing: May 5, 2014

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 1:44 pm | US State Department

The United States is pleased to welcome the delegation of the Syrian National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces which arrived yesterday in Washington D.C. and is visiting here through May 14th. Led by President Ahmad Jarba, this is the ... More >>

U.S. Increases Support for Media, Press Freedom in Ukraine

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 1:00 pm | US State Department

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $1.25 million to the U-MEDIA program in Ukraine, a project of Internews and its Ukrainian partner organizations aimed at supporting Ukrainian media outlets as they prepare ... More >>

U.S. Condemns New Military Offensives in South Sudan

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:58 pm | US State Department

Three years ago, I was in Juba to witness the birth of the world’s newest nation, and last week as I returned to South Sudan I saw how fragile the future can be when old grudges degenerate into violence. The United States condemns in the strongest ... More >>

Visit of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to Washington, DC

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:57 pm | US State Department

As part of our steadfast commitment to empower the moderate Syrian opposition and bolster its efforts to assist those in need inside Syria, the United States is taking additional measures this week to support the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), local ... More >>

Background Briefing on Syria

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:46 pm | US State Department

MODERATOR: Thank you so much, and welcome, everyone, to this call on a Monday morning. Appreciate folks jumping on. We will be doing this call on background as a Senior Administration Official. The call and everything in it is embargoed until – at ... More >>

Elections in Panama

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:44 pm | US State Department

We congratulate the Panamanian people on the high turnout and electoral officials on a peaceful and orderly election. International and domestic election observers, including those from the Organization of American States, the U.S. Embassy, the Carter ... More >>

Briefing Following the Secretary's Visit to Ethiopia

Monday, 5 May 2014, 3:11 pm | US State Department

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: We had about a 45-minute meeting with Hassan Sheikh and some of his ministers from the government. Hassan Sheikh set the tone by noting that this month marked the 25th anniversary of Somalia’s collapse, that for 25 ... More >>

Ten Year Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1540

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 11:17 am | US State Department

A statement from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on the ten year anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1540. More >>

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 11:13 am | US State Department

Fact Sheet from the U.S Department of State. More >>

 

 

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