U.S. Department of State

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 08:37
U.S. government expressed disapproval of the decision of an Azerbaijani court to sentence prominent human rights activist Rasul Jafarov to a six and a half - year prison term on charges widely considered to be politically motivated.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:03
Secretary of State announces the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:26
Assistant Secretaryès remarks on three areas: 1) progress made implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (or EPAA) and NATO missile defense; 2) cooperation on missile defense with allies and partners outside of Europe, and 3) a few points on Russia and missile defense.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:18
Special Presidential Envoy General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk participated in a meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL in Jordan. The Small Group metl to review Coalition operations and progress along the various lines of effort to degrade and defeat ISIL.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:09
Remarks on achievements of the recent round of talks under the Strategic Dialogue framework between Algerian delegation and the U.S. Administration. Discussion focused on four critical sets of issues: energy and commerce; security collaboration; education and cultural exchanges; and the political cooperation.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 07:25
U.S. assistance means helping partner governments develop professional, effective military and police units—units that share our values, that respect the rights of others, including those they perceive as adversaries. The United States “shall, to the maximum extent practicable, assist the foreign government in taking effective measures to bring the responsible members of the security forces to justice.”
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:47
Secretary of State congratulated the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28. He applauded on behalf of the U.S. all voters who showed patience and demonstrated their commitment to participate in the democratic process.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:41
Remarks on the United States’ commitment to ballistic missile defense (BMD) and the Fiscal Year 2016 missile defense budget request; the significant progress that has been made in implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) over the past year; and cooperation on missile defense with allies, such as Romania, and partners outside of Europe.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:19
Geography makes Central Asia critically important for the United States. But besides that, the region has much to offer. The United States clearly has an enduring interest in strong bilateral relationships with each of the five Central Asian states.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 08:47
U.S. security is tied to a stable Central Asia, and at the same time we see a region of enormous potential, a region that could act as an economic bridge from Istanbul to Shanghai and provide opportunities for our own businesses, technologies, and innovations to take root; a region that could offer goods and energy to the booming economies of South and East Asia; and a region that could serve as a stabilizing force for Afghanistan’s transition.