Press Releases: February 2015

02/28/15 Readout of DRL Deputy Assistant Secretary Feldstein Trip to Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Ambassador Scheinman Travels to Singapore, Malaysia and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Assistant Secretary Countryman Travels to Qatar, Germany, and UK for Nonproliferation Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Vienna; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Dominican Republic's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Murder of Boris Nemtsov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Nomination of Dr. Chris Field as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Press Availability With Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Press Availability With President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/27/15 U.S.-Liberia Relationship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Remarks With Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Remarks With Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Terrorists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/26/15 Secretary Kerry's Reception for the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travels to Detroit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Background Briefing on Talks to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Budget Hearing for the Department of State;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Coordinator Christopher Painter and Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda To Travel to Brasilia and Sao Paulo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Second Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Under Secretary Gottemoeller Travels to the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/15 FY 2016 State Department Budget Request;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
02/24/15 Millennium Challenge Corporation Signing Ceremony for Liberia Compact Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/15 New Zealand Defence Force Training Contribution to the Counter-ISIL Coalition;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/24/15 Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
02/24/15 Recent Attacks on Civilians in Syria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/24/15 Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/15 White House Nomination of United States Ambassador to Somalia;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Official in Geneva, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland
02/23/15 Department of State To Host China Human Rights Film Screening; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine March 2-7; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Inaugural Virtual Study Abroad Fair Prepares U.S. Students for Global Workforce; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/15 On the Occasion of Estonia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Special Representative O'Brien Travel to Northern Ireland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Special Representative for International Labor Affairs;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/23/15 Under Secretary Sherman to Deliver Remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/15 Guyana Republic Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/22/15 Saint Lucia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/15 One Year Anniversary of the Maidan Protests in Ukraine;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/15 Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Carlton Gardens; London, United Kingdom
02/21/15 Remarks at Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy London; London, United Kingdom
02/20/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar Travels to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to London and Geneva; En Route London, United Kingdom
02/20/15 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Condemnation of Attacks on Somalia Central Hotel;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Counselor Thomas A. Shannon Travels to West Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Mongolian Leaders Visit United States to Advance New Disability Rights Legislation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Remarks Announcing the New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Remarks With Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom David Saperstein;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Science Envoy Travels to Poland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Between the United States and Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Travel of Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert King; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 U.S.-Cuba Talks on Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Under Secretary Novelli to Travel to San Francisco and Silicon Valley; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Venezuelan Government Detains Key Opposition Figure;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Formation of a New Government in Moldova;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Notice of Meetings: Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Outlining an Action Agenda to Counter Violent Extremism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Remarks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Remarks with Pakistani Minister of Interior Nisar Ali Khan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Response to Venezuelan Government Accusations about U.S. Involvement in a Coup;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to London and Geneva;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/19/15 State Department Welcomes the Human Rights Campaign to Global Equality Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/15 Transatlantic Economic Council: Cooperation on Innovation and Growth; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/15 U.S. State Department and USAID Supported Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Appointment of Rashad Hussain as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Department of State to Host Ministerial as Part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Launch of Solar Power Facility in Rwanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Ministerial on Information Sharing to Counter Foreign Terrorist Fighters; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Ministerial on Information Sharing to Counter Foreign Terrorist Fighters; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Remarks at a Signing Ceremony for the Agreement to Enhance Post Air Quality Monitoring and Action Overseas with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Taken Question: Comment on the Verdicts Issued Against the Perpetrators of the September 2012 Attack on U.S. Embassy Tunis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 The Detention of Mazen Darwish by the Assad Regime;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 The Gambia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 U.S. Department of State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Innovative International Air Quality Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 U.S. Department of State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Partnership to Improve Air Quality Data;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 United States Hosts First Ever U.S.-India Dialogue on UN and Multilateral Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 Welcoming the Global Electoral Calendar in the DRC;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/18/15 White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Travel to Miami; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Condolences Following Accident at Haiti Carnival Celebrations;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Department of State Promotes U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at Aero India 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 On the Occasion of Kosovo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Readout of Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski and Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to Baghdad and Erbil, Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Secretary Kerry and EPA Administrator McCarthy To Launch International Air Quality Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Sudan: Press Call on Amendment to Telecommunications Sanctions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 United States Provides $125 Million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/15 Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland Travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/15 Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/15/15 Attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/14/15 Four Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Green Movement Leaders;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Department of State To Host Ministerial as Part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Department of State To Host Ministerial on Information Sharing to Counter Foreign Terrorist Fighters; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Joint Statement Following the 2015 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Joint Statement on the Third United States-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Launch of First WECREATE Women's Entrepreneurship Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 On the Occasion of Lithuania's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/13/15 On the Occasion of Serbia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Selection of the Next Executive Director of the International Energy Agency;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Supporting Cuba's Nascent Private Sector; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 WECREATE Women's Entrepreneurship Centers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Welcomes the Inaugural Class of Veterans Innovation Partnership Fellows;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/12/15 Background Briefing on Ukraine; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/12/15 Remarks With Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/12/15 Secretary Kerry Welcomes Inaugural Class of Veterans Innovation Partnership Fellows; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/15 Ukraine Cease-Fire Agreement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/15 Presidential Task Force Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/15 Support for Authorization for Use of Military Force;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/15 Taken Question: Readout of Meetings with State Department Officials and Sudanese Presidential Assistant; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/15 Confirmation of New Somalia Council of Ministers;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/10/15 EducationUSA Leadership Institutes in the U.S. Kick Off for Government Officials and Higher Education Administrators from 22 Countries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/15 Joint Statement from the Second Japan-U.S. Development Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/15 The Death of Kayla Jean Mueller;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/10/15 U.S. Department of State Sponsors Exchange Program for Parliamentarians: Leadership in the Digital Economy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/15 Yemen;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner With National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Series; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski's Travel to Turkey and Engagement With Syrian Civil Society and Opposition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Department of State Calls for Participation in Global Partnerships Week 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Science Envoy Travels to Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Terrorist Designation of Denis Cuspert; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 U.S. Department of State Launches Partnership with Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the South Sudan Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/15 Quartet Principals' Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/08/15 Remarks at the Munich Security Conference Panel Discussion;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
02/08/15 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Jordan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/15 Background Briefing in Munich, Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/07/15 Postponement of Elections in Nigeria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Assistant Secretary of State Russel's Travel to Beijing, China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield's Travel to California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Kenya for South Sudan High-Level Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Background Briefing On Secretary Kerry's Meeting with GCC Foreign Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/06/15 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom Travel to Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Grenada's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/15 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Joint Statement from the Nuclear-Weapon States at the London P5 Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Joint Troika Statement on South Sudan's Leaders' Failure to Achieve Peace Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Honduras and Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 Submission of U.S. Universal Periodic Review Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Activities by Boko Haram in Cameroon and Niger;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/15 U.S. Supports Peaceful, Credible, Timely Elections in Nigeria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/15 Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2015 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/15 Ongoing Violence in Bangladesh;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/15 Press Availability With Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cabinet of Ministers; Kyiv, Ukraine
02/05/15 Remarks With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bankova; Kyiv, Ukraine
02/05/15 U.S. Assistance for Vulnerable Populations in Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/15 U.S. Concerns about Reported Extra-Judicial Killings and Detentions in Burundi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/15 Background Briefing En Route Kyiv, Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Kyiv, Ukraine
02/04/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to the Republic of Korea, China, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/15 Waitangi Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/03/15 Ambassador Scheinman Travels to London to Attend P5 Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/15 Secretary Kerry Hosts Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/15 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Jordan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Four Seasons Hotel; Washington, DC
02/03/15 State Department Marks 75 Years of International Exchange Programs at Global Ties U.S. National Meeting Events; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/15 The Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/03/15 The United States and Jordan Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on U.S. Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/15 2015 P3 Impact Award Applications Open; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Additional Visa Restrictions Against Human Rights Abusers, Individuals Responsible for Public Corruption, and Their Family Members in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials On the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Briefing on President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Request;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development 2016 Budget; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/15 Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC