Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey, March 28-April 4, for consultations on space security, missile defense, and other bilateral and multilateral security topics.
Mar. 28: NeXXt recruits and equips women in science through one-on-one mentoring with successful female scientists, professional development, and cross-cultural communication and leadership training. DipNote
Acting Spokesperson Harf (Mar. 28): "We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims killed in the attack and our regrets to the many who were injured."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 28): "On behalf of President Obama, I would like to express the United States' solidarity with the Tunisian people as they march tomorrow in Tunis in defiance of the shocking and grotesque terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum on March 18.
Mar. 27: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will give remarks on current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 27: The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns.
Mar. 27: It's a fact of life in Nepal that having access to power lines does not mean that you always have power ... about 24 percent of the population still has no access to electricity at all, whether on-grid or off-grid. DipNote
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 27): "Because of Harry Reid's time as Leader, more people in our country have good health care, the tax code's a little more fair, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, and we're investing more than ever in clean energy.
Mar. 27: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) and Japan March 29–April 8 to focus on trade and commercial advocacy and promote a free and open internet.
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (Mar. 27): "We commend President Jonathan and General Buhari for their renewed pledge against violence and welcome their signing of a second peace accord ahead of the election."
Mar. 26: Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will lead our official diplomatic observation mission for the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections.
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (Mar. 27): "We're aware of reports of an attack today carried out by al-Shabaab on a hotel. We strongly condemn this terrorist attack. We extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of those who may be affected.
Mar. 26: The two fugitives ... were indicted for their role in Carder.su, a global, Internet-based criminal enterprise whose members trafficked in and manufactured stolen and counterfeit identification documents and access devices.
Mar. 26: For the last forty years, the BWC has been essential in establishing and implementing the strong international norm against biological weapons, which rank among the darkest manifestations of human ingenuity. DipNote
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "Secretary Kerry reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition...that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the Syrian people.
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 25): "We have made economics a centerpiece of our international agenda, focusing on innovation, and entrepreneurship, and the creation of jobs, and we favor a free and open global system of investment and trade, and we're working on the TTIP.
Director Rathke (Mar. 26): "Secretary Kerry spoke...with the GCC foreign ministers about the situation in Yemen. He commended the work of the coalition taking military action against the Houthis, and noted the United States support for those coalition efforts.
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 24): "I think you will find that not only is Afghan unity important to the United States, but our policy towards Afghanistan has been a source of unity within the United States." Fact Sheet Joint Press Availability
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit.
Mar. 24: A comprehensive and inclusive National Dialogue remains the best opportunity to achieve a representative political system, and to confront fundamental issues of governance, political inclusiveness, resource sharing, identity, and social equality.
Director Rathke (Mar. 26): "We've said from the very start of our rounds of talks with the Cuban Government that one of the topics we want to discuss is the ability of American diplomats in Cuba to move around freely and, of course, the Cubans have a similar concern.
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 24): "We are saddened by the news that Germanwings flight 9525 crashed in southern France... We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 150 people on board."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "We said in a couple of statements before, we are deeply saddened by the news that Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany yesterday."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 24): "We've also learned that investment, innovation, and trade are not just the principal engines of a strong economy; they are the principal engines of a strong society." Summit Site
Special Coordinator Browning (Mar. 23): "To effectively end this crisis means each day we have to move closer to our goal: We have to get to, and stay at zero cases. It's an enormous challenge, but one that I'm sure we can overcome ... together." Dip
Senior State Department Official (Mar. 25): " We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March. That is the date we are focused on."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 22): "It is largely through his life's work that Singapore became one of the United States' strongest strategic partners in the region. ... May he rest in peace." President's Statement
Deputy Spokesperson Harf: Secretary Kerry will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on March 26 as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 24): "The Houthis continue to pursue and unacceptable violent path to take control of the country and undermine both the president elected by the Yemeni people and the peaceful political transition process."
Mar. 21: We urge those taking part in the dialogue to enter into the discussions constructively and in good faith in order to reach agreement on a National Unity Government and arrangements for a ceasefire as quickly as possible.