Office of the Spokesperson

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:15
The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, in coordination with U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), conducted a two-day training for Dominican prosecutors, in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 08:18
Remarks made by the Secretary of State John Kerry at NATO Ministerial Event in Turkey
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:33
Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:27
Policy Statement on the Situation in the Central African Republic – Completion of the Bangui Forum
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:10
Policy Statement from the Department of State on the Resignation of Guatemalan Vice President
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:18
Secretary Kerry announced over $45 million in additional funding to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protect and assist some 600,000 refugees residing in Kenya. The United States applauds the tremendous hospitality of Kenya in providing a safe haven for so many refugees.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:15
Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:07
The protection and safety of U.S. citizens is a top priority for the Department of State. The security situation on the ground in Yemen has limited the ability of many foreign governments to provide direct assistance to their citizens remaining in Yemen and all on-the-ground consular services for U.S. citizens in Yemen continue to be suspended. U.S. are monitoring the situation closely, and are providing regular updates to the U.S. citizen community in Yemen including up-to-date information about opportunities to depart Yemen.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 09:02
Deputy Secretary Blinken participated in the fifth round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue in Bogota on April 27. Delegations from the two countries held discussions in five working groups expanding cooperation in the areas of democracy, human rights and good governance; energy; social and economic opportunities; environmental protection and climate change; and culture and education.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 08:44
The U.S. Department of State launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign today as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.