Press Releases: March 2015

06/30/15 Taken Question: Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Ambassador Sung Kim, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Travel to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel Travels to Seattle, WA and Tokyo, Japan from April 1-7, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Cuba: Planning Meeting for Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 EducationUSA Network Launches New Web Platform; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Equatorial Guinea: Concerns Regarding Arrests and Extrajudicial Restrictions on Movement; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Submission of the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/31/15 U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/15 Criminal Charges Filed against Protesters in Burma; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/15 Joint Statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/15 Solidarity March in Tunis, Tunisia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/28/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken to Give Remarks at the Brookings Institution on U.S. Policy in Central Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Retirement of Harry Reid;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Taken Question: Concerns on Recent Developments in Maldives; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/27/15 Visit of Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams to the Dominican Republic and Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/26/15 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travels to Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/26/15 Rewards for Information Leading to the Arrest or Conviction of Two Cybercrime Fugitives; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/25/15 Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland; En Route to Switzerland
03/25/15 Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support in Battle for Tikrit;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/25/15 Remarks at Global Chiefs of Mission Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
03/25/15 Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/25/15 Terrorist Designation of Aliaskhab Kebekov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Southern France;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Joint Statement on the National Dialogue in Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Remarks at Dinner in Honor of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Strengthening the Strategic Partnership of the United States and Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/23/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials On High-Level Afghanistan Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Camp David
03/23/15 Joint Press Availability With Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Camp David
03/23/15 On The Occasion of Greek National Day; Washington, DC
03/23/15 Remarks With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Camp David
03/23/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Lausanne;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/15 Death of Lee Kuan Yew;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/21/15 Joint Statement on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/15 Relocation of U.S. Personnel From Yemen;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
03/21/15 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Olympic Museum; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/20/15 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travels to the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Disappearance of Zimbabwe Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Establishment of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group in Rome, Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Joint Announcement by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency on Bilateral Space Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/15 On the Occasion of the Republic of Namibia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/20/15 On the Passing of President Rouhani's Mother;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Recent Violence in Yemen;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Remarks With Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/20/15 Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Tunisia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/15 Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Netherlands, and Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/19/15 Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sarmin, Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/15 Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/15 Remarks to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Scholars Program;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
03/19/15 United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/19/15 Welcoming the Release of Civil Society Activists in Azerbaijan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/18/15 2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/15 Attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/18/15 U.S.-China Ten-Year Framework for Energy and Environment Cooperation and Climate Change Working Group Meetings in Beijing, China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/15 United States Assumes Chair of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/17/15 Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/17/15 Deputy Secretary Antony J. Blinken To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States Special General Assembly for Election of New OAS Leadership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/17/15 On the Intended Signing of an Agreement Between the De Facto Leaders in Georgia's South Ossetia Region and the Russian Federation;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/17/15 U.S. Delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/17/15 U.S. Department of State Launches First Partnership With State-Level Supreme Court; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Ambassador Robert King Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Greece, Slovenia, Italy, and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Lausanne, Switzerland
03/16/15 Director McKean Travel to Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Joint Statement on the Signing of the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding on Internships; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 On the Occasion of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/16/15 One Year Later - Russia's Occupation of Crimea;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Secretary Kerry To Host Afghan President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah at Camp David; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Sedition Arrest of Nurul Izzah;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/15/15 Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
03/15/15 Presidential Task Force Releases Action Plan to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/14/15 Press Availability in Sharm el-Sheikh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
03/13/15 Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson Travels to Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Background Briefing on Discussions With Cuba; Via Teleconference
03/13/15 New Non-Lethal Assistance for the Syrian Opposition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Planned Outage of Internet-linked Systems;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Remarks at a Reception Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Egypt;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
03/13/15 Remarks at the Opening Plenary of the Egypt Economic Development Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
03/13/15 Repatriation of Cultural Treasures to the Republic of Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Statement on the Trial of Former President Nasheed in Maldives;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah Sewall Travel to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Veterans Innovation Partnership Spring 2015 Application Period Opens; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/12/15 Background Briefing Previewing Travel to Egypt; En route to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
03/12/15 Department of State Releases 2015 State of Global Partnerships Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/12/15 Mauritius' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/12/15 On the Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Francis;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/12/15 Remarks at the Atlantic Council as Part of the Road to Paris Climate Series;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/12/15 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Travels to Sweden and Denmark; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/11/15 Department of State Announces 2nd Annual Fishackathon and Call for Problem Statements; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/11/15 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
03/11/15 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Italy, Vatican City, Turkey, Germany, and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/11/15 The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
03/10/15 Ambassador Scheinman Travels to Germany, Ukraine, France, and Croatia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/15 Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Atlantic Council's "Road to Paris Climate Series"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/15 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Panel on Visas, Immigration, and the Tech Industry; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/15 United States and El Salvador Extend Memorandum of Understanding To Protect the Cultural Heritage of El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield Travel to Vienna; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Department of State Launches Global Partnerships Week 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken to Give Keynote Address at the U.S. Institute for Peace On the Future of UN Peace Operations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Eighth Anniversary of Disappearance of Robert Levinson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Remarks With Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Remarks at a Luncheon in Honor of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women-U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship Program for Women in the Middle East;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
03/09/15 Secretary of State John Kerry to Travel to Egypt and Switzerland;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 State Department's First Connect Camp in Tanzania Empowers Young African Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/15 The State Department Welcomes Hilton Worldwide to the Global Equality Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/08/15 International Women's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/07/15 Remarks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
03/06/15 Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travel to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Celebrating Ghanaian Independence;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Department of State Resources Encouraging Spring Break Safety; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Melia Visit to Budapest, Hungary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/06/15 ISIL's Destruction of Historical Heritage and Archeological Treasures;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Remarks at the International Women of Courage Ceremony;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
03/06/15 South Sudan: Leaders Fail to Meet Deadline for Peace Deal;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 CANCELLED: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Honor 10 International Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 Press Availability With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Riyadh Air Base; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
03/05/15 Secretary Kerry Addresses Inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women/U.S. State Department Entrepreneurship Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 Statement on the 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/05/15 U.S. Department of State to Host Facebook Q&A for Press, Public on Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 Update on Ambassador Mark Lippert;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations; Montreux, Switzerland
03/04/15 U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert Assaulted;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/03/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Saudi Arabia; Via Teleconference
03/03/15 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Honor 10 International Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/03/15 Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America Regarding: The Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Welcomes New and Reappointed Members, Increases Grant Flexibility for U.S. Fulbright Scholars; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Joint P5 Statement for 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on Minimizing the Impact of Medical Isotope Production on the Release of Xenon Gas Into the Environment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Remarks at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palais des Nations; Geneva, Switzerland
03/02/15 Remarks at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palais des Nations; Geneva, Switzerland
03/02/15 Science Envoy Travels to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Secretary Kerry on South Sudan Negotiations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Statement on the Occasion of Bulgaria's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/15 The United States Congratulates Lesotho on Peaceful Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/15 U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Under Secretary Novelli to Host World Wildlife Day Google+ Hangout with NGO Leaders on March 3; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/01/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Algeria and Tunisia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/01/15 Briefing En Route to Geneva, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route to Geneva, Switzerland
03/01/15 Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC This Week;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC