Press Releases: August 2014

08/31/14 Statement on New European Council President and High Representative;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/30/14 International Day of the Disappeared;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/30/14 Political Tensions in Lesotho;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Additional Sanctions Imposed by the Department of State Targeting Iranian Proliferators; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Kyrgyz Republic's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Secretary Kerry To Host Ceremony in Honor of Special Representative Shaarik Zafar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/14 To Defeat Terror, We Need the World's Help;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The New York Times
08/29/14 U.S. Citizens Detained or Missing in Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Uzbekistan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Vietnam's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/14 Yemen: Actions Taken by the Houthis;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellows To Explore the Power of Music; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Attacks on UN Peacekeepers in the Golan Heights;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Mexico City and Queretaro; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 On the Occasion of the Slovak Republic's Constitution Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Wales, United Kingdom;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Trinidad and Tobago's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/14 U.S. Delegation To Attend the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Turkey and Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/14 Beating of Azerbaijani Journalist and Human Rights Activist;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/27/14 Malaysia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/27/14 NAFTA Tribunal Dismisses Apotex Claims; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/14 Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Travel to Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Burma, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Central African Republic: Announcement of New Government;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Joint Statement on United States-Republic of Korea Bilateral Cyber Policy Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Moldova National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Statement on Today's Cease-fire Agreement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/26/14 U.S.-Australia Visa and Immigration Information-Sharing Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Updates on Mohammad Abu Khdeir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/14 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/14 Selection of the Third Annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/14 South Sudanese Opposition's Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/25/14 Uruguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/24/14 Statement on Peter Theo Curtis;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/23/14 Death of Mykola Zelenec, Lithuania's Honorary Consul in Luhansk;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/14 Death of Former Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call With Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/14 Ukraine National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/22/14 United States Condemns Attack on Worshippers in Iraq;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/20/14 Gabon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/20/14 Murder of James Foley;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/20/14 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Haqqani Network Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/14 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program Continues People-to-People Connections Between the United States and Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/14 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/14 On the Occasion of Hungary's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/19/14 Terrorist Designation of the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/14 World Humanitarian Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/14 Afghan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/14 Milestone in Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/14 Terrorist Designation of Abu Mohammed al-Adnani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/18/14 Terrorist Designation of Said Arif; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/17/14 Condolences on the Death of Career Ambassador Terence A. Todman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/15/14 Civil Society Leaders Working To End Gender-Based Violence Arrive in United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/15/14 Exchange Program Participants Creating Community Solutions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/15/14 Indonesia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/15/14 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/15/14 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/14 India Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/14 Maliki Steps Aside and Supports Al-Abadi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/14 On the Occasion of Liechtenstein's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/14 Pakistan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/14 Republic of the Congo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/14 U.S. Department of State Honors Daniel Voda of Moldova as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/14 U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Sierra Leone;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/14 United States and Five African Countries Announce Intention To Join Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/13/14 Departure of Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/13/14 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/13/14 Remarks Before Meeting With Prime Minister Gordon Lilo of Solomon Islands;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 Remarks With Governor General of the Solomon Islands Frank Kabui Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 Remarks at the American Guadalcanal Memorial in Honiara, Solomon Islands;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Guadalcanal Memorial; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 The Republic of Korea's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/14 Death of Robin Williams;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/14 Joint Communique AUSMIN 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/14 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Admiralty House; Sydney, Australia
08/12/14 U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Papp's Travel to Alaska; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/14 Background Briefing En Route to Sydney, Australia; En Route to Sydney, Australia
08/11/14 Deeply Concerned by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks to Meet Region's Deadline;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/11/14 Remarks After a Tour of the HMB Endeavour;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Australian National Maritime Museum; Sydney, Australia
08/11/14 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Asia Policy Address at East-West Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/14 U.S. Delegation to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/14 U.S. Welcomes Important Step in Iraq's Government Formation Process;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in ASEAN; Office of the Spokesperson; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Fourth Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/14 Press Availability on the Attended Ministerial Meetings;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lake Garden Hotel; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/14 U.S. Engagement in the 2014 ASEAN Regional Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/14 U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/14 Launch of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eminent and Expert Persons Group (EEPG); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/14 Remarks at the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 Remarks at the Start of the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 The Lower Mekong Initiative Sets Course for 2015-2020; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/14 Threatening Remarks by Swazi Prime Minister Cause for Concern;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/14 U.S. Assistance to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/14 U.S. Companies in Burma: Doing Business Responsibly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/14 Ecuador's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/08/14 Remarks With Afghan Officials After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; United Nations Assistance Mission; Kabul, Afghanistan
08/08/14 U.S.-Africa Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/14 West Africa Cooperative Security Initiative Forum on Transnational Organized Crime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Amendments to, and Maintenance of, the Terrorist Designations of Harakat ul-Mujahidin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Anniversary of Attacks in Kenya and Tanzania;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Benin's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Construction Award for Renovation of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Cote d'Ivoire's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Department of State and the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia Sign Agreement to Support Police Reform Efforts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Marking the Anniversary of the Founding of ASEAN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Secretary Kerry Travel to Afghanistan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Singapore's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 State Department To Invest $10 million to Extend the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Statement on Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/14 U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Liberia; Sending Additional Disease Specialists to Assist;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 U.S.-Morocco Framework for Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 United States and Equatorial Guinea Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/14 Verdict from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/06/14 Attack Against Aid Workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/06/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kabul, Afghanistan; En Route to Kabul, Afghanistan
08/06/14 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/14 U.S. Delegation Travel to Geneva for Talks With Iran on Its Nuclear Program; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar Travels to India, Australia, the Solomon Islands, and Hawaii; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Bolivia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Interview With Zeinab Badawi of BBC's HARDtalk;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Jamaica's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks With African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Dlamini-Zuma Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks With Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks With Ghanaian President John Mahama and Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana Hyde at the Signing of the Ghana Power Compact;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks With IGAD Leaders After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks With South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Leaders Forum Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; "Game Plan: Shaping the Future of a Fast-Growing Continent"; Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC
08/05/14 Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative Signing Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Mandarin Oriental Hotel; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Launch of AEIF 2.0: Accelerating Social Impact Through Crowdfunding; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Burkina Faso President Blaise Campaore Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Prime Minister of Libya Abdullah al-Thinni Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks With Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks at a Working Session on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Academy of Sciences; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; World Bank; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Remarks at the Civil Society Forum Global Townhall;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Academy of Sciences; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Science Envoy Travels to Uruguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/14 Small Group Meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa on the Margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/14 U.S. Contributes $30 Million to Yemen's Social Welfare Fund;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/14 ISIL Attacks in Ninewa Province;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/03/14 UNRWA School Shelling;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/02/14 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Burma, Australia, Solomon Islands, and Hawaii;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/02/14 Terrorist Attack on the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Additional Visas Authorized for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Background Briefing on the Humanitarian Cease-fire in Gaza; Office of the Spokesperson; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Background Briefing: On the Situation in Gaza; Senior State Department Official; En route to Ramstein, Germany
08/01/14 Escalating Violence Along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Medical Evacuations of Two U.S. Citizens From West Africa;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/14 On the Occasion of Switzerland's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Remarks on the Humanitarian Cease-fire Announcement in Gaza;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Secretary Kerry Meets With Embassy New Delhi Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
08/01/14 Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann to Travel to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman Takes Office and Travels to Afghanistan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/14 State Department Makes Public Final Recommendations of Best Practices Panel and Progress in Implementing its Recommendations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/14 Statement in Commemoration of the World War II Genocide of Roma;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/01/14 The Situation in the Gaza Strip;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC