Press Releases: August 2015

09/04/15 The United States Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Travels to Burma, China, and Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski Travel to Tunis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Concluding Remarks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Anchorage, Alaska
08/31/15 Joint Statement on Climate Change and the Arctic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 On the Occasion of the Slovak Republic's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Remarks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference Opening Plenary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Anchorage, Alaska
08/31/15 Secretary Kerry to Deliver Speech on Nuclear Agreement with Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to Launch #FreeThe20 Women Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Concern Campaign; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Vietnam's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/15 Attacks in Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/29/15 Colombia-Venezuela Border Dispute;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/29/15 Egyptian Court Verdict on Al-Jazeera Journalists;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Montenegro Sign Border Demarcation Agreements;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Concerning the Appointment of Jim O'Brien as the First Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Death of Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Four-Year Anniversary of the Detention of Amir Hekmati;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Malaysia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Readout of U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney's Trip to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Senior State Department Official On Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER); Via Teleconference
08/28/15 Trinidad and Tobago's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/28/15 Ukraine's New Patrol Police;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/27/15 Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to France, Nigeria and Senegal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/15 Taken Question: U.S. Obligations for Sanctioned Foreign Nationals Traveling to United Nations General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/15 Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2015 P3 Impact Award; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/15 On the Occasion of Moldova's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Department of State Announces mWhat Partnership and Competition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Progress in Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Publication of Final Rule on Consular Fees; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Anchorage, AK;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Sentencing of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/25/15 Terrorist Designation of Abdul Aziz Haqqani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/15 Ambassador Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Travel to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski Travel to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/15 IIP Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/15 UN Security Council Holds Inaugural Meeting on LGBT Issues;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/24/15 Uruguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/23/15 Release of Prisoners in Belarus;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/21/15 2015 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Gabon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/21/15 Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman Travels to Mexico, Kazakhstan and Slovenia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/21/15 On the Occasion of Ukraine's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/21/15 Political Agreement reached in Guinea between Ruling and Opposition Parties;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/20/15 Regional CVE Summit in Mauritania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/20/15 Taken Question: Demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/20/15 Urgent Need for Political Dialogue in Burundi;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/19/15 Afghan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/19/15 Conviction of Estonian Internal Security Service Employee in Russia;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/19/15 Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVIII, Middle East Region; Arabian Peninsula; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/15 World Humanitarian Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/15 On the Occasion of Hungary's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/15 Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Returns to the African Great Lakes Region; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/18/15 U.S. Citizens at Israeli Ports of Entry; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/17/15 Gabon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/17/15 Market Bombing in Douma, Syria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/17/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume XXIII Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1969-1972; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/15 Exploring Trade and Investment Opportunities Between the Pacific Islands and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/15 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
08/15/15 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travels to Addis Ababa for IGAD Plus Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Alleged Abuses by UN Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Dominican Republic: Start of Deportations;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Indonesia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/15 On the Occasion of Liechtenstein's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hotel Nacional; Havana, Cuba
08/14/15 Print Roundtable at Chief of Mission's Residence;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Havana, Cuba
08/14/15 Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Havana, Cuba
08/14/15 Republic of the Congo National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Under Secretary Richard Stengel to Receive 2015 Global Generation Award from Millennium Campus Network; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Why I'm Going to Havana;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Huffington Post Latino Voices
08/13/15 Conviction of Human Rights Activists Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus in Azerbaijan;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/13/15 Guinea-Bissau President Vaz's Dismissal of the Prime Minister;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/13/15 India Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/13/15 On-the-Record Briefing on the 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
08/13/15 Pakistan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/13/15 The Republic of Korea's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/13/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/12/15 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cuba; Via Teleconference
08/12/15 Interview With Andres Oppenheimer of CNN Espanol;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/15 Interview With Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/15 Interview With Maria Elena Salinas of Univision;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/15 Segment of the Berlin Wall To Arrive at the U.S. Diplomacy Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/15 United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement and Environmental Cooperation: Public Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/15 Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman Travels to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/15 Chad's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/11/15 Interview With Scott Pelley of CBS Evening News;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York City
08/11/15 Interview With Sir Harold Evans, Thomson Reuters Editor-At-Large;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Thomson Reuters Headquarters; New York, NY
08/11/15 Seventh Meeting of the United States-Chile Environmental Affairs Council and Fifth Meeting of the United States-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/15 United States Condemns Market Attack In Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/10/15 2015-16 Fulbright-mtvU Fellows to Explore Music's Influence Around the World; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/15 Secretary Kerry to Participate in Thomson Reuters Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/15 Syria: Mazen Darwish Released;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/08/15 Afghanistan: U.S. Condemns Attacks in Kabul;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/08/15 Singapore's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 ASEAN Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Cote d'Ivoire's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Departure of Stephen Rapp;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Ecuador's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 ISIL Kidnappings in Homs, Syria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Iran: Death Sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Remarks With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks at Fulbright University Youth Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks on U.S.-Vietnam: Looking to the Future;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Daewoo Hotel; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Seventieth Anniversary of the London Charter;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Special Envoy Hussain Travel to Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Syrian Crisis: U.S. Efforts and Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/15 U.S. Condemns Murder of Bangladeshi Writer/Blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/15 United States and Singapore Review Implementation of the Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter and the Biennial Review on Cooperation on Environmental Matters; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 Press Availability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action To Address Iran's Nuclear Programme by Ministers Participating in The 5th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 The United States Engages with Indonesia to Advance Cooperation on Geothermal Energy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 U.S. Engagement in the 2015 ASEAN Regional Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 U.S.-China Counterterrorism Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Bolivia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Building a Sustainable Future for the Mekong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Deliver Remarks to Canadian Youth Ambassadors; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 5, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Jamaica's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Lower Mekong Initiative Promotes Sustainable Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Remarks at Young South East Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the 8th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/15 Assistant Secretary Talwar Travels to Australia, Malaysia and Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/15 Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield on U.S. Support for Reform and Stronger Civil Institutions in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Via Teleconference
08/04/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travels to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/15 Kosovo Special Court;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/04/15 Remarks on America and the Asia Pacific: Partners in Prosperity;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Singapore Management University; Singapore
08/04/15 Seven Central American Attorneys General to Meet With Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/15 Venezuela: Banning of Opposition Members from Holding Office;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Clean Power Plan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Department of State to Hold Ceremony for Fallen Personnel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Joint Statement of the U.S.-GCC Foreign Ministers Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Media Credential Applications for the 2015 AGOA Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Niger's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Press Availability With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Mohammed al-Attiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
08/03/15 The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/15 Conclusion of Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/02/15 Joint Statement on the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/15 Press Availability with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cairo, Egypt
08/02/15 Remarks at the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cairo, Egypt
08/02/15 The United States Condemns New Attack in Burundi; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/15 Condolences on the Passing of Prime Minister Edward Natapei;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Cairo and Doha; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC