Press Releases: 2013


December
12/31/13 Condolences on Death of Mike O'Connor, Mexico Representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/30/13 Funding for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/30/13 New U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China Receives Architect Magazine's Annual Design Review Award; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/29/13 Condemning Terrorist Bombing in Volgograd;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/28/13 Secretary Kerry Travel to Jerusalem and Ramallah;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/27/13 2013 U.S. - Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Annual Report to the Presidents; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/27/13 Consensus Agreement on Yemen's Political System;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/27/13 Terrorist Attack and Assassination of Mohamad Chatah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/26/13 Iraq: Decade of U.S. Support for Conventional Weapons Destruction Saves Lives and Builds Capacity; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/26/13 Targeted Violence and Intimidation Towards Activists, Journalists in Ukraine;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/26/13 Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/26/13 Violence in the Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/25/13 U.S. Welcomes Political and Diplomatic Initiatives Today in Baghdad;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/24/13 Bomb Attack in Egypt;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/24/13 U.S. Calls for Immediate Mediated Political Talks in South Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/24/13 U.S. Concern With Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Legislation;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/23/13 Election Preparations in Guinea-Bissau;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/23/13 Jail Sentences Handed Down for Peaceful Demonstrators in Egypt;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/23/13 Remarks on the Current Situation in South Sudan;  Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth; Via Teleconference
12/22/13 Bombing of Bus in Israel;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/22/13 Continued Concerns on Bangladesh Elections;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/22/13 U.S. Citizen Evacuation in South Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/22/13 U.S. Condemns Attacks and Pledges to Support Iraq in the Fight Against ISIL;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/21/13 Call Readout of Secretary Kerry and South Sudanese President Kiir;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya's Travel to Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and the Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Release of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Support for the Transition from the Peace and Consolidation Mission in the Central African Republic to the African Union-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Violence in South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/20/13 Visit to Germany of Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Douglas Davidson; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/13 Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/13 Joint Statement on Call for Responsible Behavior at Sea During the 2013-2014 Southern Ocean Whaling Season; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/13 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations, 1977-1980, Volume VI, Soviet Union; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/13 U.S.-Brazil Cooperation on Fulbright NEXUS Program on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/13 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Groups on Defense and Security; People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges; and Economic, Energy, and Trade; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Remarks at USAID Tacloban;  Secretary of State John Kerry; USAID Tacloban; Tacloban, Philippines
12/18/13 Secretary Kerry Call to Indian National Security Advisor Menon;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Stuart E. Eizenstat Named Special Adviser to the Secretary on Holocaust Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Terrorist Designation of Fatah al-Islam Associate Usamah Amin al-Shihabi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Terrorist Designation of the al-Mulathamun Battalion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 The U.S. Department of State Once Again Ranks in Top 5 of 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Typhoon Haiyan - U.S. Government Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 U.S. Department of State and National Geographic Society Launch Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/13 Update on South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/13 Deputy Secretary Burns' Meeting With Republic of Korea First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/13 Global Security Contingency Fund Program for the Philippines; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Manila;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Manila; Manila, Philippines
12/17/13 Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/13 Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce Business Community Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
12/17/13 U.S. and Philippines Sign MOU on Clark Veterans Cemetery; Washington, DC
12/16/13 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly Travels to Thailand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/13 Chile Presidential Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/13 EU Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/13 Expanded U.S. Assistance for Maritime Capacity Building; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/13 Joint Press Availability With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government Guest House; Hanoi, Vietnam
12/16/13 Release of Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, Volume XXIII, Congo 1960-1968; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/13 U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/13 Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC's This Week;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12/15/13 One Year Anniversary of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone's Disappearance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/13 Remarks on Climate Change and the Environment;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kien Vang Market Pier; Mekong Delta, Vietnam
12/15/13 U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation on the Environment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/13 Meeting With Consulate Ho Chi Minh Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12/14/13 Remarks to Ho Chi Minh City Business Community and Fulbright Economic Teaching Program Participants;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Center; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12/13/13 Background Briefing En Route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12/13/13 DRL Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya's Travel to the 2013 BMENA Forum for the Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/13 Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/13 Hungary Joins G8 Global Partnership as 27th Member; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/13 Publication of Peace Corps and Inter-American Foundation Data on ForeignAssistance.gov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/13 Remarks With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem
12/13/13 Secretary Kerry's Press Availability in Tel Aviv;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Tel Aviv, Israel
12/13/13 Taken Question: U.S. Assistance for Ukraine's European Integration; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/13 U.S. Department of State Launches a LIONS@FRICA Partnership to Teach Coding Skills to Africa's Youth; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Additional Treasury and State Designations Targeting Networks Linked to Iranian WMD Proliferation and Sanctions Evasion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Arctic Sovereignty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Civilian Massacres in Syria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Crackdown on Cuban Civil Society's Human Rights Day Events;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Honduras Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/12/13 Syria: U.S. Nonlethal Assistance (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly Travels to Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson and Special Representative Andrew O'Brien Travel to Miami for La Idea Final Business Showcase; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on Holiday Travel and Safety; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Meetings of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's Working Groups; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of Kenya's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Outcomes of the 2013 OSCE Ministerial; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Readout of Assistant Secretary of State for European and European Affairs Victoria Nuland's Discussions with President Yanukovych in Ukraine (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Remarks at the Transformational Trends Strategic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Four Seasons Hotel; Washington, DC
12/11/13 Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to the Meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 U.S. Announces $15 Million in Funding for CASA-1000 Electricity Project; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Bilateral Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/13 United States Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/13 Burkina Faso National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/13 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants from 50 Countries Convene in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/13 Human Rights Day 2013;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/13 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at the 2nd Annual Transformational Trends Strategic Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/13 Statement on Events in Ukraine;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/13 The P5+1's First Step Agreement With Iran on its Nuclear Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
12/10/13 The State Department Welcomes New Private Sector Support for the Global Equality Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard to Travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland Meetings in Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Fifth Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's Detention;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/13 International Anticorruption Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Interview With Andres Oppenheimer of CNN Espanol and The Miami Herald;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Political Tensions in Thailand;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Remarks at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's 100th Anniversary Celebration;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Women in the Arts Museum; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Secretary Kerry Hosts "Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/13 Secretary Kerry Travel to Middle East and Southeast Asia;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
12/09/13 State Department Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Dr. Tomicah Tillemann Travels to Warsaw, Poland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/13 Fourth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/13 Remarks at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/07/13 Remarks at the Saban Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Willard Hotel; Washington, DC
12/06/13 2013 Secretary's Award for Corporate Excellence Finalists Selected; Washington, DC
12/06/13 Release of U.S. Citizen from the DPRK;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Centennial Celebration; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 U.S. Department of State Policy Planning Staff and Foreign Policy Host 2nd Annual Transformational Trends Strategic Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 U.S. Support of French Military Actions in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 Unearthing a History of the Holocaust in Hungary: Join Us on Human Rights Day (December 10) for a Film and Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/13 Video Message by Dr. Maya Angelou in Memory of Nelson Mandela; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Attack Against the Yemeni Ministry of Defense;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Background Briefing on the NATO-Russia Meeting; En Route to Chisinau, Moldova
12/05/13 Death of Nelson Mandela;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns To Deliver Remarks at the Fourth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Joint Statement With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem
12/05/13 Joint Statement by Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries and the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/13 NeXXt Scholars Program Doubles Participation in 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the Saban Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/13 Statement Following Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a Presidential Compound; Ramallah
12/04/13 Deteriorating Situation in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/13 Meeting With Embassy Chisinau Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Chisinau; Chisinau, Moldova
12/04/13 On the Occasion of Finland's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/04/13 Remarks Before His Meeting With Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Presidential Residence; Chisinau, Moldova
12/04/13 Remarks at Moldova Trade and Investment Showcase;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cricova Winery; Chisinau, Moldova
12/04/13 Remarks at Top of Meeting With EU High Representative Cathy Ashton;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO; Brussels, Belgium
12/04/13 The United States and Moldova: Partners in European Integration, Democracy and Economic Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield Visits Nigeria and Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Belgium and Moldova; En Route to Brussels, Belgium
12/03/13 International Day of Persons with Disabilities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Remarks at a Cyber Partnership Agreement Signing With Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/13 Solo Press Availability at NATO;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/13 Special Advisor Heumann and Senior Advisor Kwan To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on "Going For Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Special Envoy Booth to Visit South Sudan with Focus on Investment and Economic Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Europe and Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 The United States and Estonia: Partners in Cyber Security and Internet Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 U.S. Supports OAS Regional Forum on Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/13 U.S.-Yemen Political-Military Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Acting Assistant Secretary of State William E. Craft Travels to Bali, Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Alumni of U.S. Cultural and Development Programs Support Persons with Disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland Travel to Belgium, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia December 2 - December 10; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Clamping Down on Diversion of Drug-Making Chemicals in Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Expedited U.S. Passport Services for Winter Travel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Four-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Israel Invited To Join the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) in Geneva;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law - December 13, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Remarks at President Obama's World AIDS Day Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The White House; Washington, DC
12/02/13 Remarks at the Partnership Symposium of The Global Fund's Fourth Replenishment Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Willard Hotel; Washington, DC