U.S. Department of State

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:55
"This was an opportunity to underscore that the United States has and will continue to support Uzbekistan, and a leadership that Uzbekistan has provided in the region, because a strong, independent, and vibrant Uzbekistan will not only strengthen [the] security and prosperity of the Uzbek people, it will also enhance the stability and the security of the broader Central Asian region, and the security and prosperity of the American people."
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:44
"Over the course of the last two days, I have met with senior officials from your government, members of civil society, members of your parliament, and I have had the opportunity to assure them that the U.S. partnership and commitment to Uzbekistan is an enduring one. And we continue to support an active role for Uzbekistan in this region and beyond."
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:23
"And we have enjoyed a growing security partnership, economic partnership, on any number of issues. We are working on the challenge of ISIL, of counterterrorism. We’re very grateful for Kazakhstan’s engagement with us on a number of issues – nonproliferation, issues of Afghanistan, trade, development."
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:45
"Well, let me first say we are deeply concerned by recent restrictions on civil society activities in Azerbaijan. We are increasingly concerned that the Government of Azerbaijan is not living up to its international human rights commitments and obligations."
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 07:59
Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at the Counter-ISIL Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 07:18
The United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we continue to support Georgia’s independence, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity. The United States will not recognize the legitimacy of any so-called “treaty” between Georgia’s Abkhazia region and the Russian Federation.
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:57
Can we stay with Blinken? Two more questions regarding his testimony from yesterday. First of all, he said that the U.S. should consider giving Ukraine lethal aid. Russia, the foreign ministry, has had reaction to that, saying it would be destabilizing. What is your reaction? And then also, is this a possible policy shift that is under consideration?
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 06:28
"These events – this event is yet another reminder of the need to redouble efforts on peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including reducing tension and respecting the ceasefire."
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:41
20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Geneva, November 5, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 06:19
The United States notes with concern the Georgian Prime Minister’s dismissal of Defense Minister Alasania and his deputy ministers, and the subsequent resignations of State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration Petriashvili and Foreign Minister Panjikidze and her deputy ministers. We have greatly appreciated the work of these ministers in service to their country and in partnership with the United States.