U.S. Department of State

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:29
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh discussed relations with Israel.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:55
President Obama and Colombian President Santos spoke by phone today. The President underscored continued strong U.S. support for the work done so far by the Colombian government to bring an end to the longest running conflict in the Americas and expressed U.S. readiness to work closely with Colombia during the post-conflict period. The President also lauded Colombia’s announcement of September 26 that it would contribute troops to U.N. Peacekeeping. Both leaders committed to continue working closely to promote security and prosperity in the Americas and around the world.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:13
The United States supports the Syrian people’s struggle for a democratic, inclusive, and unified Syria. The regime of Bashar al-Assad violently suppressed what began as a peaceful protest movement in Dar’a in March 2011, and Assad has proven through his brutal and repressive tactics that he has lost all legitimacy. His continued tenure only fuels extremism and inflames tensions throughout the region.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:10
The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) is a U.S. Government-funded security assistance program working to meet the growing global demand for specially trained personnel to conduct international peace operations by building the capabilities of U.S. partner countries to train and sustain peacekeepers; increasing the number of capable military troops and police units available for deployment; and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of peacekeepers. GPOI promotes international peace and security, helping to save lives while reducing the burden on U.S. military forces, and furthering post-conflict recovery around the world.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 06:29
The following is the Joint Communique on Libya by the governments of Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union and United Nations.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 07:57
We condemn the August 21 beating in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan of noted civil society activist Ilgar Nasibov, Director of the NGO Democracy Support Center, who is currently hospitalized in grave condition. Mr. Nasibov has been a well-respected civil society activist and human rights defender for more than ten years.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 07:26
The United States expresses its concern about the escalation of violence along the Line of Contact that resulted in significant casualties on July 31.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 08:09
"The action we are announcing today is specific and targeted, directed at individuals responsible for human rights violations and not at the Venezuelan nation or its people".
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:15
Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $378 million in additional U.S. aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. With this funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis will reach more than $2.4 billion; with $1.2 billion helping over 4.7 million people inside Syria, and $1.2 billion helping nearly 3 million refugees and host communities in the neighboring countries affected by the crisis.