Press Releases: February 2009

02/28/09 Statement on President Karzai's Decree; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/27/09 Italy: Reliable Partners and Leaders;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/27/09 Special Briefing: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Upcoming Travel to the Middle East and Europe; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/27/09 Special Representative Stephen W. Bosworth's Travel to the Region; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
02/27/09 U.S. Opposes Iceland's Decision To Establish Large Commercial Whaling Quota; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/27/09 U.S. Posture Toward the Durban Review Conference and Participation in the UN Human Rights Council; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/27/09 United Nations Security Council Resolution Regarding Space Launches (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Ambassador Bosworth To Lead Efforts on U.S. Engagement With North Korea;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Departments of State and Homeland Security Certify Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Criteria; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Kosovo's Progress in its Historic First Year as an Independent State;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Travel to the Middle East and Europe; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Special Background Press Briefing on Secretary of State Travel; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Strategic Partnership With Afghanistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/26/09 U.S. Hosts Trilateral Meeting with Afghanistan and Pakistan; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 U.S.-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Meetings To Be Held on a Regular Basis;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/26/09 United States Vote Against Resolution (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/09 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Acting Assistant Secretary Karen Stewart, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman's Meeting With Syrian Ambassador Imad Mustafa (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Brazil: Opportunities and Responsibilities;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Michelle Kwan To Visit Ukraine ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Poland: One of Our Closest Allies;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski Before Their Meeting; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Secretary Clinton Welcomes Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks With Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis Before Their Meeting; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Special Press Briefing and Release of 2008 Annual Report on Human Rights; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/09 Special Press Briefing and Release of 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/09 The State Department's 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/25/09 U.S., Colombia: Much in Common;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Death of Eleven Burundian Soldiers in Mogadishu; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Photo Opportunity with Secretary Clinton and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Photo Opportunity with Secretary Clinton and Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Remarks With Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Remarks With Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/24/09 Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell Travel; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
02/23/09 Appointment of Dennis Ross as Special Advisor for The Gulf and Southwest Asia; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/23/09 Serbia: Financial Deal between Government of Serbia and Steinhauer Family (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/23/09 U.S. Welcomes Mauritanian President's Proposed Dialogue; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
02/22/09 Dragon TV Interview: Developing a Comprehensive, Integrated Dialogue With China;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Interview With Yang Lan of Dragon TV; Beijing, China
02/22/09 Online Chat Hosted by China Daily: The U.S. and China Working Toward Clean Energy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Online Chat Moderated by Professor Qi Ye, Hosted by China Daily; Beijing, China
02/21/09 Dialogue on U.S.-China Partnership on Clean Energy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; With Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern And President of GE Energy China Jack Wen; Taiyang Gong Power Plant, Beijing, China
02/21/09 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi; Beijing, China
02/20/09 Appointment of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth as Special Representative for North Korea Policy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Washington, DC
02/20/09 CNN Interview: Reengaging North Korea in the Six-Party Talks;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN; Seoul, South Korea
02/20/09 February 16-19 Consultations on the Durban Review Conference (World Conference Against Racism) ; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/20/09 Fox News Interview: North Korea and the Six-Party Talks;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Interview With James Rosen of Fox News; Seoul, South Korea
02/20/09 Korean Journalist Roundtable: Toward a More Comprehensive Strategic Relationship With South Korea;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Roundtable with Korean Journalists; Seoul, South Korea
02/20/09 Press Roundtable: Working Toward Change in Perceptions of U.S. Engagement Around the World;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Roundtable With Traveling Press; Seoul, South Korea
02/20/09 Remarks With South Korean Foreign Minister Yu: The U.S. and South Korea Working Together on Regional and Global Issues;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks With South Korean Foreign Minister Yu ; Seoul, South Korea
02/20/09 Town Hall at EWHA Women's University;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Town Hall Meeting at Ewha Women's University; Seoul, South Korea
02/19/09 Briefing En Route Seoul, South Korea: Putting the Elements of Smart Power Into Practice ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; En Route Seoul, South Korea ; Seoul, South Korea
02/19/09 Indonesian Journalists Roundtable: Expanding the U.S.-Indonesian Dialogue;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Roundtable with Indonesian Journalists; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/19/09 Iran--IAEA Director General's Report (Taken Question); Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/19/09 Syria--IAEA Director General's Report (Taken Question); Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/19/09 The Government of Ecuador's Expulsion of a Second U.S. Diplomat; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/18/09 Indonesian Civil Society Dinner: The Role of Civil Society in Building a Stronger, More Peaceful World;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Address at Indonesian Civil Society Dinner; Washington, DC
02/18/09 North Korea: Uranium Enrichment Program (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/18/09 Remarks With ASEAN Secretary General Pitsuwa: Beginning a New Era of Diplomacy in Asia;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks With ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/18/09 Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Wirajuda: Developing a Comprehensive Partnership With Indonesia;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Noer Hassan Wirajuda; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/18/09 U.S. Department of State Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/17/09 ABC Interview: U.S., Japan Work Together for Global Recovery;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 Asahi Shimbun Interview: U.S. and Japan Working in Partnership on Regional Issues;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Yoichi Funabashi and Yoichi Kato of Asahi Shimbun; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 CBS Interview: The Secretary's Trip to Asia;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Wyatt Andrews of CBS; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 Doha-Darfur Agreement of Goodwill; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid; Washington, DC
02/17/09 Fuji TV Interview: U.S. Values Relationship With Japan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Yuko Ando of Fuji TV; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 NBC Interview: U.S.-Japan Cooperation Essential for Global Recovery;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 NHK Interview: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Global Issues;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Yoshio Nishikawa of NHK; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 Statement on the Death of Alison Des Forges; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/17/09 Town Hall at Tokyo University;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Town Hall Meeting at the University of Tokyo; Tokyo, Japan
02/17/09 U.S. Congratulates Kosovo on One Year of Independence; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/17/09 Yomiuri Shimbun Interview: The Importance of U.S.-Japan Relations;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; With Takashi Sadahiro and Keiichi Homma of Yomiuri Shimbun; Tokyo, Japan
02/16/09 Remarks Upon Arrival in Japan: The U.S. and Japan Collaborating To Address Global Concerns;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks upon arrival in Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
02/15/09 Overview of Trip to Asia;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Remarks by Secretary Clinton En Route to Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
02/14/09 U.S. Participation in Consultations for the World Conference Against Racism; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/13/09 Former INL/CIVPOL Employee with DynCorp International Receives DoD Defense of Freedom Medal; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/13/09 Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
02/13/09 Preview of Upcoming Trip to Asia;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Conference Call With Reporters; Washington, DC
02/13/09 Special Background Press Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Travel to Asia; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/13/09 U.S.-Asia Relations: Indispensable to Our Future;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; New York, New York
02/12/09 Anniversary of Former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri's Assassination;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/12/09 Gaza Humanitarian Relief; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/12/09 Secretary of State Clinton To Address Asia Society; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/12/09 The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Trip to India and Black History Month;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/12/09 Welcoming Foreign Minister of Egypt;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/11/09 Cairo Conference; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/11/09 Deputy Secretary Steinberg to Address National Council for International Visitors Annual Meeting ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/11/09 Secretary to Send Off Cultural Delegation to India; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/10/09 Czech Republic and U.S. Share a Strong Commitment to Defense, Development, and Human Rights;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/10/09 Meeting Of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/10/09 Pakistan: Update on A.Q. Khan (Taken Question); Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/10/09 The United States and Belize Implement the Merida Initiative; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/09/09 Ethiopia: Update on the Death of FSO in Addis Ababa (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/09/09 United States Participation in the Universal Periodic Review (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/06/09 Death of Foreign Service Officer Brian Adkins; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/06/09 Industry Advisory Panel of Overseas Buildings Operations Meeting; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/06/09 Russian Bases in Georgia; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/06/09 Special Representative Holbrooke's Role in Afghanistan and Pakistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Interview With Jodi Kantor of the New York Times; Washington, DC
02/06/09 The Philippines: A Close and Important U.S. Ally;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/05/09 East Asia Policy Working Dinner (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/05/09 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/05/09 Remarks With Haitian President René Préval Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/05/09 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Travel to Asia; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
02/05/09 The United States and Guatemala Implement the Merida Initiative; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/05/09 Update on the Death of FSO in Addis Ababa (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/04/09 Remarks After Meeting with Quartet Envoy Tony Blair;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/04/09 Town Hall Meeting at the Department of State;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/03/09 Iranian Launch of Satellite; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/03/09 Issues Facing the United Kingdom, the United States and the World;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks With British Foreign Secretary David Miliband After Their Meeting; Washington, DC
02/03/09 Issues That Affect Germany, the United States and the International Community;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks Following Meeting; Washington, DC
02/03/09 Toward a Negotiated Agreement in the Middle East;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Special Envoy Mitchell After Their Meeting; Washington, DC
02/03/09 United States and United Kingdom Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/03/09 Zimbabwe: Unity Government; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/02/09 Colombia: FARC Release of Four Hostages; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/02/09 Condemnation of Darfur Violence; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/02/09 Swearing-in Ceremony;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Washington, DC
02/02/09 USA Women's Badminton Team to Visit Iran; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC