Press Releases: December 2015

12/31/15 Myanmar's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/31/15 Sudan's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/29/15 Building on 2015 as We Look Ahead;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Boston Globe
12/29/15 U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/28/15 An Update on Progress Toward Implementation Day of the JCPOA;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/28/15 Background Briefing - Developments on the Relationship between Japan and the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
12/28/15 On Recent Advances in Ramadi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/28/15 Resolution of the Comfort Women Issue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/24/15 Reminder to U.S. Citizens To Exercise Caution While Traveling During the Holidays; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/23/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XIII, Conflict in the South Atlantic, 1981-1984; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/23/15 The United States Concerned by Recent Violence in Djibouti;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/22/15 Department of State Supports the Conservation of the Iconic Ishtar Gate at Iraq's Ancient City of Babylon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/22/15 The Emperor of Japan's Birthday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/22/15 Trial of Pu Zhiqiang;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/22/15 United States Welcomes South Sudanese Leaders Commitment to Peace Agreement;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/21/15 U.S.-Canada High Level Policy Review Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/15 International Migrants Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/18/15 Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on the U.S.- Mexico Air Transport Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/15 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 2, Documents on South America, 1973-1976; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/15 Remarks at a Press Availability with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York, NY
12/18/15 Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York, NY
12/18/15 The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/18/15 U.S.-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/15 United States Imposes New Sanctions, Calls for Immediate Burundi Talks;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/17/15 Bhutan National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/17/15 Briefing on the Current K-1 Visa Screening Process and Review; Via Teleconference
12/17/15 Department of State Makes Recommendations To Improve Internal Tracking and Reporting of Foreign Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/15 K-1 Visa Process and State-DHS Review; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/15 Launch of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/17/15 The United States Commends Somali National Consultative Forum Declaration and Urges Final Agreement on Electoral Model by January 10;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/17/15 U.S.-Cuba Relations One Year Later;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/17/15 U.S.-Cuba Technical Talks Yield Civil Aviation Arrangement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/15 Welcoming the Signing of the Libyan Political Agreement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Department of State Announces Global Connect Conference To Bridge Digital Divide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Remarks at the Unaccompanied Tour Holiday Family Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to New York;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Successful Conclusion of the Ten-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/16/15 Third Anniversary of Abduction of Sombath Somphone;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/16/15 U.S. Department of State Partners With International Council of Museums To Fight Illicit Traffic of Libyan Cultural Heritage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Adoption of the IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran's Nuclear Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Paris, France
12/15/15 Background Briefing on the Progress Made Toward the Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/15/15 Briefing on the One-Year Anniversary of the President's Policy of Engagement With Cuba;  Charge d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Cuba; Via Teleconference
12/15/15 Interview With Sergey Brilev of Rossiya 1;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Spaso House; Moscow, Russia
12/15/15 Kazakhstan's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting - Thursday, January 21, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Kremlin; Moscow, Russia
12/15/15 Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Moscow, Russia
12/15/15 Remarks With Russian President Vladimir Putin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Kremlin; Moscow, Russia
12/15/15 Second Anniversary of President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Secretary Kerry to Host Annual Unaccompanied Tours Holiday Reception, "Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 U.S. Department of State Consular Team Selected as Winner of 2015 President's Award for Customer Service; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 United States Welcomes Referendum Vote in the Central African Republic;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/14/15 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Annual Report Highlights: Fulbright Program's Global Impact; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister al-Attiyah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/15 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to New York; Washington, DC
12/13/15 Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Rome, Italy
12/13/15 Press Availability With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
12/13/15 Welcoming Women's Participation in the Saudi Municipal Election;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
12/12/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Rome to Attend the Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Via Teleconference
12/12/15 Background Briefing on the Paris Climate Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/12/15 Interview With Chris Wallace of FOX;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/12/15 Interview With Chuck Todd of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/12/15 Interview With George Stephanopoulos of ABC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/12/15 Interview With John Dickerson of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/12/15 Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/12/15 Remarks at COP21 Plenary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/12/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Hasaka, Syria;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
12/12/15 White House Fact Sheet: U.S. Leadership and the Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change; Washington, DC
12/11/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Middle East; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/15 Condemnation of Attacks in Burundi's Capital;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
12/11/15 On the Occasion of the Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Burkina Faso;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/11/15 On the Occasion of the Republic of Kenya's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/11/15 Remarks at COP21;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/11/15 United States and Cuba to Re-establish Direct Transportation of Mail; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Travel to Rome and The Vatican; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Thailand, Laos and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman Travels to Belgium and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Afghanistan December 10; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/10/15 International Human Rights Day 2015;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/15 On the Passing of Barry Schweid;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Remarks at COP21;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/10/15 Syrian Opposition Conference in Riyadh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/15 UN Security Council Meeting on the Situation in the DPRK;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/15 Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/15 International Anticorruption Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/15 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/15 New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/09/15 Release From Prison of Leyla Yunus;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
12/09/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
12/09/15 Remarks on COP21 and Action Beyond Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/09/15 Terrorist Designation of Emrah Erdogan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/15 Two Years Since the Abduction of the "Douma 4";  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
12/09/15 United States Announces It Will Double Grant-Based, Public Climate Finance for Adaptation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/15 "Joint Elements" from U.S.-EU Cyber Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/15 Designation of North Korea Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/15 Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/08/15 Remarks at the Caring for Climate Business Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/08/15 Remarks at the UN Foundation's Breakfast on Oceans;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Westin; Paris, France
12/08/15 Roundtable With Print Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Bourget; Paris, France
12/08/15 The U.S. Department of State Ranks in Top 3 of 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism in Albania;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/07/15 Ambassador Shannon's Participation in the Second JCPOA Joint Commission Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 Issuance of Burma General License 20; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 Remarks at UN's Earth to Paris Event with Mashable's Andrew Freedman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Petit Palais; Paris, France
12/07/15 Special Presidential Envoy McGurk Travel to Iraq, UAE, Jordan, Germany and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 United States and Cuba Hold Claims Talks In Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 Venezuelan Legislative Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/05/15 Brookings Institution's 2015 Saban Forum Keynote Address;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Willard Hotel; Washington, DC
12/05/15 Remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Dinner;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon Travel to Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Background Briefing on ISIL and Oil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/04/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to India and Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Designation Under Russia's "Undesirables" Law of the U.S.-Russia Foundation;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Egyptian Parliamentary Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Joint Press Availability With Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Athens, Greece
12/04/15 Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the Brookings Institution's 2015 Saban Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Refugees and Migrants in Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 U.S.-E.U. Cyber Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Kenya, Angola and South Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall Travel to Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/15 United States and Chile Hold High Level Political Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Ambassador Thomas Shannon and Chilean Under Secretary Riveros Lead Bilateral Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Assistant Secretary Ryan Travels to Paris and Kyiv; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday and Thailand's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/03/15 International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Joint Statement by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 New Whole-of-Government Effort To Combat the Security Threat of Illicit Tobacco Trade; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 On the Occasion of Finland's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Remarks at OSCE Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kombank Arena; Belgrade, Serbia
12/03/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Statement to the Press in Cyprus;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Nicosia, Cyprus
12/03/15 U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/02/15 Press Availability at NATO;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
12/02/15 Remarks With Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Residence; Belgrade, Serbia
12/02/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Paris, Rome and Moscow;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/02/15 Statement to the Press With Kosovar Prime Minister Isa Mustafa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Pristina, Kosovo
12/02/15 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/15 United States and Cuba Hold Counter-Narcotics Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Central African Republic National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Cultural Heritage Risk Reduction Program for Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects Laura Skandera Trombley as Chair, Jeffrey Bleich as Vice Chair for 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Senior State Department Official on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Brussels, Pristina, Belgrade, Nicosia, and Athens; Via Teleconference
12/01/15 Statement on World AIDS Day 2015;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/15 U.S. Climate Risk Insurance Announcement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 U.S. Government and Companies Reiterate Commitment to Forest and Climate Programs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 U.S.-Cambodia Competitiveness and Growth Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 United States Congratulates Burkina Faso on Peaceful Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/15 United States and Cuba Hold Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC