Office of the Spokesperson

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 04:41
Spokesperson Jen Psaki expresses concern over the freedom of expression, including the rights of journalists, in Egypt. Psaki also addresses developments in the Geneva II Syria peace conference and Secretary of State Kerry's travel plans concerning the Mideast peace talks.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 06:48
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will travel to Amman and to Addis Ababa.In Amman, he will meet with his Majesty King Abdullah II to discuss a broad range of issues. In Addis Ababa, Deputy Secretary Burns will lead the U.S. delegation to the African Union (AU) Summit.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 06:41
Jen Psaki discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts on three fronts: the Iranian nuclear impasse, peace between Israel and the Palestinians and efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war. The passing of the Tunisian Constitution and development in Egypt are also mentioned.
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:22
This briefing features a lengthy exchange on developments in Egypt as well as Secretary of State Kerry's efforts to advance peace talks in the Middle East and the status of the Geneva II conference.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 15:00
The United States welcomes the signing of a cessation of hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces. This agreement is a critical first step toward building a lasting peace in South Sudan.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 13:21
This press briefing addresses Iran's nuclear capacity, ongoing developments in Syria, and U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 13:04
The United States welcomes the announcement of the final results of Madagascar’s presidential election. We commend the Malagasy electoral authorities for organizing a poll that reflects the will of the Malagasy people and are grateful to the United Nations for its support to the electoral process.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:25
Today the United States announced a $2 million contribution to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable Ethiopian migrant returnees from Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:05
The United States is closely following the ongoing deliberations of the Central African Republic’s Transitional National Council as it works to select a new President and Prime Minister. We urge that the selection process be transparent, include a full range of political, religious, and civil society representatives, and be consistent with provisions of the Transitional Charter and the Libreville Agreements, which call for the prime minister to come from the democratic opposition.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 06:09
These countries partner together on operations that foster peace and security, as well as on increasing their own security capacity through defense reform, policy and planning, military-to-military cooperation and exercises.