Press Releases: July 2015

07/31/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski Travels to Egypt and Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi; Via Teleconference
07/31/15 Benin's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David Thorne to Travel to Singapore and Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Taken Question: Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Mohamed Soltan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Terrorist Attack in Palestinian Village;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/30/15 Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/30/15 Formation of a New Government in Moldova;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/30/15 Morocco National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/30/15 On the Occasion of Switzerland's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/30/15 Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David Thorne, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, and Special Representative for Economic and Commercial Affairs Scott Nathan Travel to Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/29/15 Department of State and USAID Officials to Deliver Remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/29/15 Israeli Announcement of New Housing Units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/29/15 Meeting on United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter and Environmental Cooperation: Public Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/29/15 The United States Assumes the Presidency of the Community of Democracies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/29/15 United States Dedicates First Phase of the New U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/15 Designation under Russia's "Undesirables" Law of the National Endowment for Democracy;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/28/15 Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's Case;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
07/28/15 Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Small Group in Quebec City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/15 On the Passing of Samuel Pisar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/28/15 Release of Pardoned Prisoners and Disappearance of Gambian Journalist;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/28/15 Senior Administration Officials On Counter-ISIL Coalition Efforts; Via Teleconference
07/28/15 Vanuatu Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Announcement of New U.S. Special Envoy for Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Peru's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Remarks at the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Washington, DC
07/26/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travels to California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to United Nations Headquarters in New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/24/15 Charges Against Syrian Activists;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/24/15 Interview With Matt Lauer of NBC Today Show;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York City
07/24/15 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/24/15 Secretary Kerry Hosts the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/24/15 Special Envoy for Six-Party Talks Sydney Seiler, Travel to Seoul, Republic of Korea, Beijing, People's Republic of China, and Tokyo, Japan, July 25 - August 1, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/24/15 The United States Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/24/15 WiSci Camp for Girls Begins in Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Spain, Italy, the Holy See, and Turkey July 27 - 31; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Liberia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to New York;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Senior U.S. Delegation to the Community of Democracies Ministerial in El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travel to Nairobi, Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/15 How the JCPOA Surpasses the Lausanne Parameters;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/22/15 Remarks at a Reception in Honor of Eid-al-Fitr;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
07/22/15 Remarks at a Stakeout;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/22/15 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Welles Declaration;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/21/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Host Eid al-Fitr Reception; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/21/15 Elections in Burundi Will Lack Credibility;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/21/15 Remarks With Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
07/21/15 Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar To Moderate Panel With Muslim Female Storytellers (Revised); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC News;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Interview With Nadia Bilbassy-Charters of Al-Arabiya;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Interview With Setareh Derakhshesh of VOA Persian;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Interview With Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Middle Eastern and North African Teens Arrive in the United States for TechGirls Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Cuba;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Travel of Ambassador Sung Kim to Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Trial of Former Chadian President Hissene Habre;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/20/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Suruc, Turkey;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Interview With Chuck Todd of NBC's Meet the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Interview With Jake Tapper of CNN's State of the Union;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Interview With John Dickerson of CBS Face the Nation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Interview With Jonathan Karl of ABC This Week;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/15 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Annual U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Background Briefing on Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
07/17/15 Counselor Shannon to Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and Spain; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Interview With Joe Scarborough From MSNBC's Morning Joe;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Interview With Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/17/15 On the Occasion of Belgium's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Policy Planning Director McKean Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Science Envoy Travels to South Africa, Mauritius, and Seychelles; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Special Envoy Thomas Perriello's Travel to the African Great Lakes Region and Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 The Third U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/15 United States Condemns Bombings in Northern Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Arctic Nations Sign Declaration to Prevent Unregulated Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/15 One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Remarks at the 2014 Human Rights Defenders Award Ceremony;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry Travel to Uganda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield to the Czech Republic and Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/15/15 Department of State Announces On-line Publication of 2014 Digest of United States Practice in International Law; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/15/15 United States Marks 20 Years of Successful International Law Enforcement Training Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 2014 Human Rights Defender Award Ceremony for Azimjon Askarov and Foro Penal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 6th Annual Generation Prague Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 Annual U.S.-Israel Joint Counterterrorism Group Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travels to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 Celebrating Artists with Disabilities - Art in Embassies Accepts Quilt from former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and VSA Tennessee; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 Concern over Actions Taken Against Opposition Leaders in Bahrain;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/14/15 Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Interview With Christiane Amanpour of CNN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Interview With James Robbins of BBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Interview With Rich Edson of Fox;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Interview With Terry Moran of ABC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Press Availability on Nuclear Deal With Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Austria Center; Vienna, Austria
07/14/15 Sixth Anniversary of the Murder of Human Rights Activist Nataliya Estemirova;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/14/15 The United States Signs Open Skies Agreement With Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/15 United States - Ukraine Energy Security Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Access for All Global Virtual Comedy Club; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Ambassador Catherine Russell To Travel to Asia and Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Boko Haram Attacks;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Developments in the Colombian Peace Process;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Remarks With Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
07/13/15 Sao Tome and Principe National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/13/15 U.S. To Sign Open Skies Agreement With Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/12/15 U.S. Condemns Detention of Human Rights Defenders in China;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/12/15 United States Condemns Al Shabaab Attacks in Mogadishu;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/10/15 Department of State Announces 2015 Fishackathon Winners; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/10/15 Designation of Tunisia as a Major Non-NATO Ally; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/10/15 International High School Students Arrive in the United States for Inaugural EducationUSA Academy; Washington, DC
07/10/15 Mongolia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/10/15 On the Occasion of France's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/10/15 Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs Travels to El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/10/15 U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/09/15 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/09/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, and Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/09/15 Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 29th Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/09/15 On the Passing of Prince Saud Al Faisal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/09/15 Statement on the South Sudan Conflict on the 4th Anniversary of its Independence;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/09/15 U.S. Condemns Forced Deportation of Ethnic Uighurs in Thailand to China;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/09/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to France and Slovenia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/09/15 Updating the EU/P5+1 Ongoing Negotiations With Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palais Coburg; Vienna, Austria
07/08/15 Argentina's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/08/15 Bahamian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/08/15 Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/15 Launch of the Sawab Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/15 Marking the 11th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/08/15 United States Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/07/15 Background Briefing on the Negotiations With Iran; Vienna, Austria
07/07/15 Senior Advisor Thorne Travel to Milan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/07/15 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/15 Background Briefing in Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
07/06/15 Designation of the San Antonio Missions, Texas as UNESCO World Heritage Site; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/15 Malawi's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/06/15 On the Appointment of Thomas Perriello as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/06/15 On the Occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/06/15 On the Occasion of the Union of the Comoros' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/06/15 Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/15 U.S. Diplomacy Center Hosts Exhibition Honoring the Service of Arab Americans; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/15 Under Secretary Rick Stengel Travels to the United Arab Emirates; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/05/15 Nigeria: United States Condemns Recent Attacks by Boko Haram;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/03/15 Remarks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palais Coburg; Vienna, Austria
07/02/15 Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/02/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to China, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/02/15 Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/02/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Nigeria and Niger July 6 - 9; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/02/15 The United States Urges Dialogue, Announces Additional Suspension of Assistance;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/02/15 United States Citizen College Students Can Apply July 2 - 22, 2015 for Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/02/15 Venezuela's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Background Briefing on Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Counselor Shannon to Travel to Central America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Establishment of Deadlines for Input on Airline Subsidies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Incoming Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure Lee Wolosky;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Social Enterprise Visionary, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Wins 2015 Annual World Food Prize; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Somalia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Statement on Cuba;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/01/15 Submission of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (China, R.O.K., Iceland and Serbia) & U.S.-Brazil Climate Cooperation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC