U.S. Department of State

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 07:38
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses the kidnapping of American citizens in a Nigerian piracy incident, ongoing diplomatic tensions with Germany and Saudi Arabia, ongoing work in tracking the Benghazi attack perpetrators, the U.S.-Pakistani relationship with respect to counterterrorism, and a handful of issues in east Asia.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 13:21
Let me begin by first explaining why security assistance is an essential part of the State Department’s mandate. There is sometimes confusion about where security assistance roles begin and end between the Departments of Defense and State. And many often wonder why the State Department is involved at all in “harder” security related areas. The reason is fairly straightforward: security assistance has broad foreign policy implications. It is not just that weapons can be used in a conflict and therefore must be dealt with very carefully. It is that the distribution of security assistance is fundamentally a foreign policy act.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:31
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses U.S. drone and surveillance policies as well as ongoing discussions and evolving relationships with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran. She also speaks about the Geneva II conference to address the Syrian crisis.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:09
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses U.S. drone policy, the evolving Syrian civil war, the U.S.-Saudi relationship, and ongoing negotiations and dialogue with Iran.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:00
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses diplomatic tensions with France over U.S. surveillance programs, the U.S.-Egyptian relationship in light of the recent aid suspension, security and economic assistance to Pakistan, and plans for Geneva II negotiations concerning the Syrian civil war.
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 09:02
Daily Press Briefing by the U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 08:11
Spokesperson Marie Harf addresses the raids in Libya and Somalia, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, the legitimacy of president Assad, the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the elections in Azerbaijan, and Turkey's missile defense sys.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:28
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses issues with Sudan, upcoming diplomatic contact with Iran and Israel, missile defense contract questions in Turkey, Syria, and the impending possible U.S. government shutdown.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 08:36
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denounce recent terrorist attacks and explain the commitment of the Global Counterterrorism Forum to fighting violent extremism.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 08:17
Spokesperson Marie Harf addresses Yemeni condemnation of recent attack, Syria's plan to submit its chemical weapons, Venezuela's air space over Puerto Rico, Sudanese President Bashir's visa request, Iranian sanctions and President Rouhani's Op-ed article, Armenia's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and other issues.