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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Sydney and Wellington

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 12:51 pm | US State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be in Sydney, Australia, June 5–6, with Secretary of Defense James Mattis to participate in the 2017 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations hosted by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense ... More >>

North Korean Missile Launch

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:57 pm | US State Department

North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment. More >>

Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:56 pm | US State Department

The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the ... More >>

Joint US, France, German, Qatari Statement On Syria In Paris

Sunday, 11 December 2016, 9:04 am | US State Department

US SOS John Kerry Joint Press Availability with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani More >>

Approval of New West Bank Settlement Strongly Condemned

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:54 am | US State Department

We strongly condemn the Israeli government's recent decision to advance a plan that would create a significant new settlement deep in the West Bank. More >>

Amb. Samantha Power Remarks at a UNSC Syria Briefing 25/9/16

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:46 am | US State Department

We have convened the Security Council today because the Russian Federation and the Assad regime have launched an all-out air and ground offensive against eastern Aleppo and its 275,000 civilians. Russia and Assad have reportedly launched more than 150 ... More >>

Joint EU, US, FR, IT, DE, UK Statement On Syria - 24 Sept.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:18 am | US State Department

The devastating events in Syria this week underscore what we have been saying for some time: the burden is on Russia to prove it is willing and able to take extraordinary steps to salvage diplomatic efforts to restore a cessation of hostilities (CoH), ... More >>

Secretary's Remarks: Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:04 am | US State Department

The United States welcomes the news that the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, supported by Chancellor Merkel and Presidents Hollande, Poroshenko, and Putin, reached agreement on a ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, and on the implementation ... More >>

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry - Waitangi Day, February

Friday, 6 February 2015, 11:09 am | US State Department

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of New Zealand as you celebrate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. More >>

Secretary's Remarks: On the Death of King Abdullah

Friday, 23 January 2015, 5:29 pm | US State Department

This is a sad day. The United States has lost a friend, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the world has lost a revered leader. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom and vision. I loved my visits with him as a Senator and as Secretary. More >>

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 >>





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