Press Releases: February 2013

02/28/13 Acting Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller To Participate in Google+ Hangout; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/13 Background Briefing on Additional Nonlethal Assistance to Syria; Hotel Excelsior; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Rome, Embassy Vatican, and the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 On the Occasion of Bulgaria's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/28/13 Press Availability on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Madama; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khatib;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Madama; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 Remarks With Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palazzo Chigi; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 Remarks at Year of Italian Culture Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 U.S. Government Calls for Nonviolence and Support of Peaceful Democratic Process in Guinea; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/13 U.S. Visa Processing (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/13 "HEARTBEAT" Israeli and Palestinian Youth Musicians to Perform at U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/13 Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp To Travel to Ottawa, Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/13 Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer To Travel to Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/13 Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to New Haven, CT; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/13 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
02/27/13 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Paris, France
02/27/13 Under Secretary Sherman Travels to Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Defense Trade: End-Use Monitoring Requirements (Taken Question); Washington, DC
02/26/13 Economic Statecraft: Investment Climate Statements for 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Kuwait's National Day and Liberation Anniversary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Berlin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Berlin; Berlin, Germany
02/26/13 Panel With Stars and Producer of Oscar-Nominated Afghan Short Film "Buzkashi Boys"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Remarks With German Chancellor Angela Merkel Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Chancellery; Berlin, Germany
02/26/13 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Berlin, Germany
02/26/13 Ten Years of War in Darfur; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Terrorist Designations of Iyad ag Ghali; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Terrorist Designations of the Commander Nazir Group and Malang Wazir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Assistant Secretary of State Posner's Human Rights Visit to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Democracy and Rule of Law Central to U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Dominican Republic Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Remarks With Foreign Secretary William Hague After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; London, United Kingdom
02/25/13 Remarks to the Staff and Families of Embassy London;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy London; London, United Kingdom
02/25/13 Signature of Framework Agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Under Secretary of State Sonenshine Travels To Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/13 Youth Connect: Berlin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/13 Background Briefing on Secretary of State Kerry's Trip to Great Britain, Germany, and France; En route London, United Kingdom
02/24/13 Background Briefing on Syria; En route London, United Kingdom
02/23/13 Under Secretary Sherman Travels to Almaty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/13 United States Condemns Attacks on Aleppo; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/13 Assistant Secretary Brimmer's Travel to Paris and Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/13 Israel Issues Award for Energy Exploration in Golan Heights (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/13 U.S. Government Assistance to Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/13 Announcement of Candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/13 Estonia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/13 Guyana Republic Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/13 Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/13 Under Secretary Robert Hormats Travels to Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Address at the University of Virginia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
02/20/13 Apps4Africa 2012 - Business Challenge Winners Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Armenian Presidential Elections; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Israel - Administrative Detention (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Joint Statement by the U.S.- Korea Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Nordic Ministers of Culture Meet with Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat's Visit to Washington, DC (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 Smart Traveler Day; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 The Syria Justice & Accountability Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/13 U.S. Department of State Hosts TechCamp Philadelphia - Education; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Southeast Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Assistant Secretary Posner Makes Human Rights Visits to Cambodia and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Fifth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe and the Middle East; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 U.S. Announces Additional Funding in Response to Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of The Gambia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/15/13 Acting Under Secretary of State Rose E. Gottemoeller's Visit to Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/13 Assistant Secretary Blake Travel to India and Tajikistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/13 Department of State To Host Conference on Food Security and Minimizing Postharvest Loss; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/13 Kosovo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/15/13 Remarks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Headquarters;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ronald Reagan Building; Washington, DC
02/15/13 St. Lucia National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Anniversary of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's Assassination;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Joint Statement by the India - U.S. Joint Working Group on UN Peacekeeping; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Lithuania's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Secretary Kerry Makes First Visit to U.S. Agency for International Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Secretary Kerry To Speak at the University of Virginia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Serbia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Situation in Maldives; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Two-Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Opposition Leaders; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 Assistant Secretary Michael Posner's Travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 Australian, Japanese, and U.S. Officials Meet for Security and Defense Cooperation Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 First Meeting of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Welcomes Laura Skandera Trombley, President of Pitzer College; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/13/13 State Department To Engage Science and Engineering Diaspora Networks in Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/13 U.S. and Afghanistan Announce $18.2 Million in Good Performers Initiative Awards for Provincial Counternarcotics Achievements; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/13 American Athletes Promote Life Skills for Indian Youth; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/13 First Meetings of the U.S.- Korea Trade Agreement Environmental Affairs Council and U.S.-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/13 Hip Hop Group Audiopharmacy To Tour Southeast Asia and the Pacific With American Music Abroad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/13 Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to Yemen; Washington, DC
02/12/13 U.S.-EU Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/13 United States and Algeria Consult to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling and Strengthen Strategic Trade Controls; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/13 Imposition of Nonproliferation Sanctions Against Foreign Entities and Individuals; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/13 Resignation of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/13 State Department Contributes an Initial $171 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/13 U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/13 Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/13 Yemeni Government Investigation into Iranian-Supplied Weapons Cache; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Assistant Secretary Carson To Discuss Democratic Republic of Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Hosts The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 International Visitor Leadership Program Participants Return for Gold Stars' Tour; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Progress on Political Prisoners in Burma; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Rapid and Significant Deterioration in Security in North Darfur and Jebel Marra; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/08/13 U.S. Government Assistance to Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/13 International Exchange Students Participate in Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/13 Remarks to a Foreign Policy Classroom;  Secretary of State John Kerry; George C. Marshall Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/07/13 Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to Cairo; Washington, DC
02/07/13 Yemen's National Dialogue; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 2013 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/13 African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) Program; Washington, DC
02/06/13 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard to Travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock to Travel to Bangladesh and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/06/13 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2013 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 U.S. Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/06/13 U.S. Supports Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) Research and Training Program to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/13 Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez Travels to Miami; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/13 Bulgarian Announcement on Hizballah's Role in Burgas Attack;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/13 Concern About Somalia Rape Case Verdict; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/13 Grenada National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/13 New Zealand Waitangi Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/13 Tenth Anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Panel Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/13 Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller Travels to Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, and Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/13 Ceremonial Swearing-in for Secretary Kerry; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/13 Remarks to the Afghan National Institute of Music Ensembles;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/04/13 Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/13 Welcome Remarks to Employees;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/01/13 Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman Travels to China and Israel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/13 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks to State Department Employees; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/13 U.S. Department of State Honors Sevinj Mammadova of Azerbaijan as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/13 Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) Small Grants Launch; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC