Press Releases: December 2016

12/31/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Nightclub;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/30/16 Myanmar's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/30/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2017 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/29/16 Department of State Actions in Response to Russian Harassment;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/29/16 Principles for Middle East Peace; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/28/16 Amendment to the Terrorist Designations of Lashkar e-Tayyiba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/28/16 Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/28/16 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/28/16 Remarks on Middle East Peace;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
12/27/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Remarks on Middle East Peace; Via Teleconference
12/27/16 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on Middle East Peace; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/27/16 Sudan Issues New Humanitarian Directives;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/23/16 "Joint Elements" from the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/23/16 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
12/23/16 Today's Vote in the UN Security Council;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/22/16 Joint Statement on the First Annual Bilateral Consultations between the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/22/16 Remarks on the 70th Anniversary of the FPC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/22/16 Russia Lists 150th NGO Under So-Called "Foreign Agent Law";  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/22/16 U.S. Relations with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/21/16 State Department Terrorist Designation of AQIM Operative Saleck Ould Cheikh Mohamedou; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/21/16 The Emperor of Japan's Birthday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Joint Statement on the Inaugural Meeting of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Foreign Minister Steinmeier; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 Christmas Market Tragedy in Berlin, Germany;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/19/16 Formation of a New Government in Lebanon;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/19/16 Joint Statement on Whaling and Safety at Sea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 New APEC Business Advisory Council Members Named; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 Office of Art in Embassies Announces the U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts Award Recipients; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 The Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/19/16 U.S.-ROK-Japan Experts Meeting on Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 U.S.-Republic of Korea Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/19/16 Urgent Action Is Needed To End South Sudan Conflict;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/18/16 Communique on Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/16 International Migrants Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/18/16 On the Attack in Jordan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/17/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kayseri;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Assistant Secretary Russel's Travel to Japan and Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/16 DRC: Call for Calm and Respect for Human Rights;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Kazakhstan's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Rewards for Justice - Increased Reward Offer for Information on ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Secretary Kerry Travels to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Mr. Rex Tillerson; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Sudan: Closing Political Space and Media Crackdown;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/16/16 The U.S. Department of State Ranks in Top Five of 2016 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Department of State and Partners Announce Third Annual WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Remarks on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Statement by Secretary Kerry on Renewing Waivers Related to Extension of the Iran Sanctions Act;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Twenty-six Americans To Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa for Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/16 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Comprehensive Review; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/16 Addressing Prison Radicalization Worldwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/16 Coordinator for Cyber Issues travels to Brussels for Third US-EU Cyber Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/16 U.S. - Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Switzerland and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield Travel to Liberia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 Joint Statement by the United States and Qatar on the Conclusion of the Second Annual Economic and Investment Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/13/16 Personal Representative Gary Hart Travel to Belfast and Dublin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 Remarks at the Unaccompanied Tour Family Holiday Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/13/16 U.S.-Japan Extended Deterrence Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Santiago, Chile, and Brasilia, Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/16 United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Global Counterterrorism Forum Hosted Launch Meeting of Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Joint Statement From the U.S.-Palestinian Political Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Secretary Kerry to Host the Annual Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays Reception; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Special Envoy for Climate Change to Travel to Seattle and San Francisco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 The Republic of Kenya's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/12/16 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/16 On the Attack at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/10/16 Human Rights Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/10/16 Joint Press Availability With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
12/10/16 Remarks at the French Grand Legion of Honor Ceremony With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
12/09/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte and Special Envoy Berry Participate in an OAS LGBTI Core Group Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Acting Under Secretary Bruce Wharton Leads Delegation to African Union Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Ambassador Samantha Power To Launch #FreeToBeHome Political Prisoners Campaign; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to Qatar and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to Romania, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Burkina Faso National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Ensuring a Peaceful Transition in The Gambia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Peaceful Election and Transition in Ghana;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Travels to Ankara, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Prison Sentences for Azerbaijani Activists;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet With the Staff and Families of Embassy Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Paris; Paris, France
12/08/16 Joint Statement by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Nigeria: White Paper on Zaria Clashes;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Remarks at the Opening Session of the OSCE Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hamburg, Germany
12/08/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Civil Society Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/16 The Death of John Glenn;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Winners for the 2016 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Workshop to Strengthen Faith-Based Engagement in Combating Anti-Microbial Resistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 After His Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hamburg, Germany
12/07/16 Ambassador Birx and Ambassador Russell Travel to Malawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Readout of Special Presidential Envoy McGurk's Trip to Iraq and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Secretary Kerry Meets With Central Asian Foreign Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Thousands Gather in Brazil for International Workshop on Drug Treatment and Prevention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 United States and Cuba Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 Ambassador Joseph Yun Travel to Tokyo and Seoul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 Press Availability in Brussels;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
12/06/16 Remarks to Press Upon Arrival at NATO Headquarters;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
12/06/16 Sentencing by Hungarian Court of Ahmed Hamed;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/06/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 The United States and European Union Sign Military Logistical Assistance Agreement;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/06/16 Under Secretary Thomas Shannon to Travel to Chicago; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 United States and Cuba To Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 Conversation With German Transatlantic Young Professionals;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Berlin, Germany
12/05/16 Increased Violence and Atrocities in Equatoria, South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/05/16 On the Occasion of Finland's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/05/16 Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Germany and Belgium; Via Teleconference
12/05/16 Remarks at a Ceremony Awarding the Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Secretary Kerry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Berlin, Germany
12/05/16 Remarks at the Embassy Berlin Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Berlin, Germany
12/05/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Additions to the Secretary of State's Register of Culturally Significant Property; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 U.S. Government Participation at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group Meets in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 United States Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/16 Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej's Birthday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/04/16 Remarks at the Saban Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Willard Hotel; Washington, DC
12/03/16 Conclusion of the South Pacific Tuna Treaty Amendment Negotiations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/16 Kennedy Center Honors Remarks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/03/16 The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/02/16 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects Jeffrey L. Bleich as Chair, Dr. Emma Sepulveda as Vice Chair for 2017; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Joint Press Availability With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Parco dei Principi Hotel; Rome, Italy
12/02/16 Remarks With UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rome, Italy
12/02/16 Remarks at the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Parco dei Principi Hotel; Rome, Italy
12/02/16 Secretary Kerry to Participate in the Brookings Institution's 2016 Saban Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Thani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Germany, Belgium, and France;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo and France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Transatlantic Economic Council: Cooperation on Innovation for Growth; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Announcing the Zoohackathon 2016 Finalists and Winner; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Ottawa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Central African Republic National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter Travel to New York for UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Special Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Lao National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Revised Colombia Peace Accord Approved;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Southeast Asian Youth to Lead Largest Single Day of Community Service in ASEAN with YSEALI YOUnified; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 U.S.-Mongolian Bilateral Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 United States and Australia Strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation Ties; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC