Press Releases: June 2015

06/30/15 6th Annual Generation Prague Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/30/15 Appointment of Lee Wolosky as Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/15 Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/15 Government of Jordan Issues $1.5 Billion in Bonds with U.S. Guarantees; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/30/15 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
06/30/15 Remarks at a Luncheon in Honor of President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
06/29/15 Background Briefing: P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria; Vienna, Austria
06/29/15 Burundi: U.S. Regrets Decision To Move Ahead With Elections;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/29/15 Lifting Holds on Security Assistance to the Government of Bahrain;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/29/15 Seychelles National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/29/15 Terrorist Attack in Egypt;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/29/15 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/15 7th U.S.-India-Japan Trilateral Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/15 Remarks With Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palais Coburg; Vienna, Austria
06/27/15 United States Concerned Over the Killing of Lesotho's Former Army Commander;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/26/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Vienna; Via Teleconference
06/26/15 Djiboutian National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/15 Madagascar National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/15 Senior U.S. Delegation in Astana for the Central and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/26/15 Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/15 Terrorist Attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, and Tunisia;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/26/15 U.S. Places Electoral Assistance to Burundi on Hold;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/25/15 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Ambassador Jenkins Travel to Ukraine, France, and Lithuania for G7 Global Partnership, Global Health Security Agenda, and 2016 Nuclear Security Summit Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Honolulu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Honolulu, Suva, Port Moresby, Auckland, Sydney, Rome, and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Briefing on the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken To Give Remarks at the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Mozambican National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/25/15 New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 New Voices: The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Passage of Trade Promotion Authority;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/25/15 Release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
06/25/15 U.S. Delegation to P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Closing Remarks at the Strategic Track Oceans Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Joint Statement: Sixth U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Remarks at Roundtable With U.S. and Chinese CEOs;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Blair House, Washington, DC
06/24/15 Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports (Updated); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Vienna;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Closing Statements;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Joint Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Travel of Ambassador Sung Kim to Seoul and Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S. Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S.-China Climate Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue VII Strategic Track Select Outcomes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall to Travel to Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 United States To Break Ground on New U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 United States and China Highlight Cooperation on Combating Wildlife Trafficking at the 7th U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 United States and China Strengthen Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/23/15 G-7 Commissioned Report on Climate and Fragility Risks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/15 Joint U.S.-Norway Statement on Supporting Civil Society and the Freedoms of Assembly and Association Through the Lifeline: Embattled Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Assistance Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 On the Occasion of Croatia's Statehood Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/15 On the Occasion of Slovenia's Statehood Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/15 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Macau, the Philippines, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 The U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
06/23/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange -- Remarks at the Joint Banquet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S. Department of State Hosts Sixth Annual EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Colleges and Universities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S.-China Development Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Act on Climate: Celebration of Energy and Environment Cooperation Panel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
06/23/15 United States - Laos Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/22/15 Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travels to Memphis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/22/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
06/22/15 UPDATED: 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Media Schedule; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/22/15 Visit of Counselor Thomas A. Shannon to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/21/15 The United States Praises the Peace Deal Reached in Mali;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/20/15 Additional Press Events During the 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Consultation on People-to-People Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/19/15 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Media Schedule; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/19/15 Country Reports on Terrorism 2014;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Washington, DC
06/19/15 On the Occasion of Luxembourg's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/19/15 Senior Advisor Thorne Travel to Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/19/15 U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Niger;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/19/15 U.S. Participation in the Lower Mekong Initiative Clean Energy Business Delegation 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/15 Acting Assistant Secretary of State Judith G. Garber Travels to New York City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/15 Joint Statement from the U.S.-Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/15 Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/18/15 Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/15 United States Holds Seventh Women's Leadership Forum With China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/15 World Refugee Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/17/15 Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism 2015 Plenary Meeting: Joint Co-Chair Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/17/15 Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/17/15 Global Peace Operations Initiative Promotes International Peacekeeping; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/17/15 High Level Security Dialogue With the Northern Triangle; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/17/15 Joint Statement of the June 16, 2015, U.S.-Portugal Extraordinary Meeting of the Standing Bilateral Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/17/15 June 15 Terrorist Attacks in Chad and Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/17/15 On Ramadan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/17/15 Remarks With Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ignacio Ybanez;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/16/15 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein's Travel to Brussels and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/15 Concern Over the Conviction of Shaikh Ali Salman in Bahrain;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/16/15 Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter Travels to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/15 On U.S.-Tajikistan Annual Bilateral Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/15 Secretary Kerry's Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Via Teleconference
06/16/15 U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Ambassador Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Travel to Geneva and Brussels; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Sweden, Germany, and Czech Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken At the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) Reception;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
06/15/15 On the Occasion of Iceland's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Randy Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Travels to Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS);  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; OAS Headquarters; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Annual Gala;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Four Seasons Hotel; Washington, DC
06/15/15 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, and Strategic Security Dialogue to be held June 22-24, 2015 in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/14/15 Travel of Sudanese President Bashir to South Africa;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/13/15 Human Rights Defender Emin Huseynov's Safe Departure From Azerbaijan;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/12/15 2015 World Day Against Child Labor: Education not Exploitation;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Assistant Secretary Countryman Travels to Lithuania and Finland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Assistant Secretary Talwar Travels to France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at a Reception on the Occasion of the 45th OAS General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Deputy Secretary of State Blinken To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 International Atomic Energy Agency Approves Agreement to Establish Nuclear Fuel Bank; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 On Secretary Kerry's Recovery, from Dr. Dennis Burke;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Pakistan: Raid on Save the Children Non-Governmental Organization;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/12/15 Remarks Upon Leaving Massachusetts General Hospital;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, MA
06/12/15 Secretary Kerry's Release From Massachusetts General Hospital; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/12/15 State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/11/15 On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/11/15 Policy Planning Director McKean Travel to Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/11/15 Republic of the Philippines Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/11/15 State Department Launches Redesigned ForeignAssistance.gov Website; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/15 Film Screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/15 Joint Communique on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/15 On the Occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/10/15 Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting With Iraqi Parliament Speaker al-Jibouri; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/15 Assistant Secretary Biswal Hosts U.S.-China Sub-Dialogue on Central Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/15 Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/09/15 Remarks at the Gala Dinner Commemorating the 235th Anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette's Voyage to the United States;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Mount Vernon; Mount Vernon, VA
06/09/15 Science Envoy Travels to Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/15 Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to The Hague; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/15 On the Occasion of Portugal Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/08/15 Remarks at the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum 2015;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington Hilton; Washington, DC
06/08/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Austria and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/15 United States Welcomes UN-facilitated Consultations on Yemen;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/08/15 Women Preventing Violent Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/15 World Oceans Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Lima, Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Middle East and Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Tanzania and South Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski Travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel travels to Singapore and Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken Delivers Remarks at the AJC Global Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Madagascar's Current Political Situation;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/05/15 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law June 26, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/04/15 Coordinator Phillips Travel to The Hague and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/04/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs - Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/04/15 On the Occasion of Sweden's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/04/15 Passage of Implementing Legislation for Nuclear Security Treaties;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/04/15 Under Secretary Sewall Travel to Norway, Belgium, France, and Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/04/15 World Environment Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Ambassador Jenkins Travels to Jordan for 2016 Nuclear Security Summit Outreach at the UNODA 1540 Regional Workshop; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Ambassador at Large Saperstein and Acting Special Envoy Suleman Travel to Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Chicago; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Fishackathon 2015 Events Begin in 12 Cities Worldwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Joint Statement Between Pakistan and United States on Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Meeting With Okinawa Governor Onaga; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 On the 26th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/03/15 On the Occasion of Denmark's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Pride at State: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Speak at State Department Pride Month Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 1, Documents on Mexico; Central America; and the Caribbean, 1973-1976; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travel to Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 United States - New Zealand Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/15 Condemning Expulsion From South Sudan of UN Deputy Special Representative;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/02/15 On Secretary Kerry's Surgery from Dr. Dennis Burke;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/02/15 Press Availability With Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
06/02/15 Samoa's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/02/15 Special Presidential Envoy Allen Travel to Qatar, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/15 The Kingdom of Tonga Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/02/15 Travel to Colombia by Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/15 U.S. Continues to Oppose Third Term Due to Violation of Arusha Agreement;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
06/02/15 WHA Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, INL Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, and USAID Acting Assistant Administrator Beth Hogan Travel to Nassau, The Bahamas, for United States-Caribbean High-Level Citizen Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/15 Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Mexico City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/15 Australia Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/15 Background Briefing on the June 2 Paris Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Ministerial; Via Teleconference
06/01/15 State Department Launches First-Ever Formal Partnership with a U.S. Public Defender; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/15 University Students Unite to #ChallengeExtremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC