Secretary Mike Pompeo on the Iran Atomic Archive: I can confirm for you that these documents are real; they’re authentic...This makes very clear that, at the very least, the Iranians have continued to lie to their own people.

Secretary Pompeo on the Iran Atomic Archive

1 May, 2018 | Policy

The documents show that Iran had a secret nuclear weapons program for years. Iran sought to develop nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems. Iran hid a vast atomic archive from the world and from the IAEA — until today.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addresses staff at U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom on September 14, 2017. (State Department photo/ Public Domain

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw

19 January, 2018 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON/p> January 18, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to London, Paris, Warsaw, and Davos January 21-27. On January 21, he will arrive in London, where he will meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and National Security Advisor Mark ...
Iraq's military and civil ministries face enormous challenges in helping Mosul and its residents recover from two years of ruinous rule by ISIS. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

NATO improves Iraq’s civil-military ties

11 October, 2017 | Policy

The end is near for ISIS in Iraq, but the enormous task of rebuilding cities that have been left in ruins by the militants is just beginning. As millions of refugees look to return home, Iraq’s military and civilian ministries all have critical roles in keeping them safe and restoring basic services — food, water, ...
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The Inauguration of the President

21 August, 2017 | Policy

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Official information on the Presidential Inauguration is always available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Related Websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States  of America White House  website (whitehouse.gov) How Senate confirmations work (ShareAmerica) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President ...
Secretary Tillerson at the release of the 2017 Trafficking in Persons report (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

28 June, 2017 | Human Rights, Policy

On 26 June 2017 the U.S. State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. It is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this ...
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Appointment of Heather Nauert as State Department Spokesperson

24 April, 2017 | Policy

The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert 's media comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

7 April, 2017 | Policy

Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

5 April, 2017 | Policy

Fact Sheet U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration 05 April 2017   The sobering news of March 30 that the number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria has topped five million is a devastating reminder of the urgent need for continued humanitarian assistance from across the international community. Maintaining its steadfast ...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis To Travel to London

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis To Travel to London

28 March, 2017 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom.   Mattis Plans Trip to New York, ...
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State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness

22 March, 2017 | Belfast, Policy

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness 21 March 2017   “First, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin McGuiness. As deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, McGuiness worked to make the power sharing in government a cornerstone of consolidating peace and building prosperity in the region. In making ...
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U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland

17 January, 2017 | Belfast, Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland 17 January 2017   The United States’ remains committed to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.  To this end, we urge all political parties to focus on quickly finding a way forward to the resumption of stable devolved governance.  We also encourage civil society leaders to continue ...

The Presidential Inauguration, Senate Confirmations

12 January, 2017 | Policy, President Donald Trump, Secretary John Kerry, Secretary Rex Tillerson

News 12 January 2017  What you didn’t know about Senate confirmations  Several of President-elect Trump’s nominees for top Cabinet posts are in the spotlight as the Senate has started holding confirmation hearings in advance of the January 20 presidential inauguration. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, for example, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11 and took ...
To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016

17 November, 2016 | Policy

State Department releases 2016 issue of “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report, documenting the United States commitment to conventional weapons destruction. Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 17 November 2016 “Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 22 July 2016

22 July, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:  Conclusion of counter-ISIL Ministerial / U.S. Election conventions / Olympics: blind long-jump & rowing / Counter-ISIL Ministerial 21 July 2016 Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh     The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made major non-military contributions met today in Washington at the invitation of U.S. ...

U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 20 July 2016

20 July, 2016 | News, Policy, Secretary John Kerry

Today’s topics: Secretary Kerry Meets PM Theresa May, UK’s Johnson / Iraq Pledging / Anti-ISIL update / U.S. Elections FAQs Secretary Kerry Meets PM Theresa May, UK’s Johnson   Secretary Kerry traveled to London, 18–19 July where he attended multilateral meetings on Yemen and Syria.  He also met with U.K Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 ...
More than 700 U.S. athletes are expected to compete in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics this summer in Rio de Janeiro. (© Alamy Stock/Lazyllama)

U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 18 July 2016

18 July, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics: Turkey/Russia/ Africa / U.S. Elections/Olympics Turkey 16 July 2016 Secretary Kerry’s Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu The Secretary reiterated U.S. support for the democratically elected government in Turkey, for the rule of law and for the need for authorities to take all necessary precautions to safeguard civilian life and property as they respond to this attempted coup. 15 July 2016 ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

14 July, 2016 | Policy, President Barack Obama

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2016   On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Call with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Johnson

14 July, 2016 | Policy, Secretary John Kerry, U.S. & United Kingdom

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2016   The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby: Secretary Kerry spoke by telephone today with newly appointed U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to offer his congratulations. The Secretary and Foreign Secretary Johnson agreed that the U.S.-U.K. special relationship is as essential as ever, and ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 11 July 2016

11 July, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics: Farnborough International Airshow  / Treasury’s Lew travel to UK / South China Sea / Open Disclosure Law changes Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) The Farnborough International Airshow 2016 is a biennial international trade fair for the aerospace industry to demonstrate both civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors.  The show was first ...
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Personal Representative Gary Hart Travel to Belfast

5 July, 2016 | Belfast, Policy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 5, 2016   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Personal Representative, former Senator Gary Hart, will travel to Belfast, U.K., July 6-7, to encourage continued and full implementation of the December 2014 Stormont House and November 2015 Fresh Start Agreements. During his visit to Belfast, Personal ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 21 June 2016

21 June, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:  SelectUSA 2016 summit / Kerry with Angelina Jolie Pitt on refugees / Alert for possible N. Korea missile launch / Silicon Valley / Security networks SelectUSA2016 This years’ SelectUSA summit will be held in Washington D.C., on 19-21 June 2016.  This Summit is the highest-profile event promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 14 June 2016

14 June, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Condolences for Orlando Shootings / The meaning of LGBTI / Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Prepcom / Ukraine energy diversification /   Condolences for Orlando Shootings The U.S. Embassy joins all those worldwide in expressing their condolences to the families and victims of the horrific Orlando shootings. If you would like to leave ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 13 June 2016

13 June, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Orlando shootings / Automated passport control at U.S. airports / upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rulings / DoD’s “Force of the Future”   Orlando Shootings (Updated 14 June 2016)      Condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall 14 June 2016                         13 June 2016 Orlando Shooting Renews Focus on How to Identify, Stop Extremist Attacks    Attacks like Sunday’s ...
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U.S. Policy Update for 9 June ,2016

9 June, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Terrorism/ World Oceans Day/Fishackathon/China/Russia/LGBTI Terrorism 08 June 2016 Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv  Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson The United States condemns today’s horrific terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in the strongest possible terms. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a quick recovery for those wounded. These cowardly attacks against innocent civilians ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 03 June 2016

3 June, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 / US-EU eHealth project / DoD’s carter to Shangri-La conference / Clean Energy Ministerial / New Foreign Relations books digitized /   Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 The Country Reports on Terrorism are submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 27 May 2016

27 May, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Embassy  & Consulate Closure /  Memorial Day / G7 in Japan /  DoD Budget Uncertainty   Embassy & Consulate Holiday Closure The U.S. Embassy in London, and our our Consulates-General in   Belfast and in  Edinburgh will be CLOSED on Monday, 30 May 2016 for the U.S. Memorial Day / UK Spring  Bank holidays. In an emergency involving a ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 26 May 2016

26 May, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:    Return of Nadiya Savchenko / Silk as a Biodegradable plastic /  DoD HQ Restructuring / New  terrorist designations / Countering Violent Extremism /   Nadiya Savchenko 26 May 2016 Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations (VOA News)  Russia’s release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, exchanged for two Russian servicemen, was welcomed by rights groups and supporters. They maintain her ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 24 May 2016

24 May, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:    Combating Wildlife trafficking in Vietnam / Criminal Justice Reform / DoD, NATO on death of Mullah Mansur / Antiquities trade   Stoppping Illegal Trade in Antiquities 24 May 2016 Stopping the Black Market in Antiquities    Terrorists in Syria don’t just take sledgehammers to ancient temples and sculptures at cultural heritage sites they have overrun: They sell them. ...
Secretary Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and UN Special Envoy de Mistura Hold a News Conference After a Meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Vienna

U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 18 May 2016

18 May, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Vienna Syria conference / DoD’s Carter on Defense Department Budget / Counterterrorism FY2017 request / International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)  / Illegal Fishing /   Syria Conference in Vienna 17 May 2016  Secretary Kerry’s Joint Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura “Now, let me underscore to everybody, all of the parties – some through their representatives, like the regime – ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Joins Panel With British Prime Minister at Outset of First Plenary Session of Anti-Corruption Summit in London

U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 12 May 2016

12 May, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics: Secretary Kerry in London / Anti-Corruption Summit / Anti-Corruption Summit 12 May 2016   12 May 2016 John Kerry Secretary of State Remarks at Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary in London   People are angry and the anger is going to grow unless we shut the doors and try to prove to people there’s a fairness that can be established in the system. 12 May 2016 Fact Sheet U.S. Commitments at the Global Anti-Corruption Summit  U.S. ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 29 April 2016

29 April, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:     Embassy Closure /  Airstrike on hospital in Syria / Vietnam War symposium / Malaria / Holocaust museum   UK Bank Holiday Closures The U.S. Embassy in London and our Consulates General Belfast and Edinburgh , will be closed, on Monday, 2nd May 2016, for the UK Bank holiday .  Offices will re-open  on Tuesday, 3rd May. U.S. ...

U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 19 April 2016

19 April, 2016 | News, Policy, President Barack Obama, U.S. & United Kingdom

Today’s topics:     Obama’s London trip / Boston Marathon / British Defense Procurement Minister visits U.S. / Kansas /  State Dept travel   President Obama’s London Trip 19 April 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom   As part of the President’s upcoming travel to the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama for a private lunch hosted by ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 18 April2016

18 April, 2016 | Policy

Today’s topics:    Obama’s London trip /  Kerry’s call with Russia’s Lavrov / North Korea nuclear tests / Japan Earthquake / AS Thomas-Greenfield London travel   President Obama’s London Trip 14 April 2016 Press Briefing Previewing the President’s Travel to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and Germany   The President will be meeting with some of our key allies and partners in the world in both the Gulf and in Europe.  ...
USAID Announces $30 Million Grand Challenge to Combat Zika and Future Disease Threats

U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 15 April 2016

15 April, 2016 | News, Policy

Today’s topics:    President Obama’s London trip / Foreign Aid / Anti-ISIL efforts /  Zika virus /  new VOA Director   President Obama’s London Trip 16 March 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom   “The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.  ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 11 April 2016

11 April, 2016 | Policy

Today’s Topics: Afghanistan / Iraq /Oregon/ Afghanistan 09 April 2016 Joint Press Availability With Afghanistan President Ghani   PRESIDENT GHANI: (Via interpreter) The entirely merciful, especially merciful, honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, and respective delegation with you, most welcome to Afghanistan. Distinguished members of cabinet, respective brother and sisters, most welcome to Afghanistan. Honorable Mr. Kerry, it’s 14 years – you’ve been ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 06 April 2016

5 April, 2016 | Business, Policy

FY2017 Budget amendments / DoD’s Goldwater-Nichols Act / U.S. Elections / SelectUSA 2016 /  New Energy Finance / U.S. Cyber Command / Anti-ISIL efforts / Obama-Stoltenberg on NATO / Hawaii   U.S. States – Hawaii 05 April 2016  Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, the perfect wave and volcanoes   Hawaii is America’s tropical paradise, a favorite destination for honeymooners, surfers, golfers and hikers.   This archipelago of ...
U.S. Hosts Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC

U.S. Policy Update for Friday,01 April 2016

1 April, 2016 | Policy

The 2016 Summit (31 March – 01 April ) brings together more than 50 countries and international organizations to continue discussions on the evolving threat and highlight steps that can be taken together to deter, detect, and disrupt attempts at nuclear terrorism.   2016 Nuclear Security Summit The 2016 Summit website is at NSS2016.org 31 March ...
Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia

U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 24 March 2016

24 March, 2016 | Policy

Secretary Kerry’s travel to Brussels on March 25, 2016 Secretary Kerry will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on Friday to formally express the condolences of the United States for the loss of life in yesterday’s terrorist attacks, and to meet with Belgian and European Union officials. He will reiterate the strong support of the United States ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 23 March 2016

23 March, 2016 | Policy

Terrorist Attacks in Belgium March 22, 2016 Press Statement by John Kerry Secretary of State The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium Today’s abhorrent attacks in Brussels are an assault against the Belgian people and the very heart of Europe. Our thoughts are with all those in Brussels, including the injured and ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 17 March 2016

17 March, 2016 | Policy

President Obama / Supreme Court Nomination 16 March 2016  Remarks by the President Announcing Judge Merrick Garland as his Nominee to the Supreme Court   THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Of the many powers and responsibilities that the Constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice — particularly one to succeed Justice Scalia, one of the most influential jurists ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 11 March 2016

11 March, 2016 | Policy

    Europe/Russia 10 March 2016 Designation Under Russia’s “Undesirables” Law of the National Democratic Institute We are deeply troubled by the Russian Government’s decision to designate the National Democratic Institute (NDI) as a so-called “undesirable” foreign organization. We reject the notion that NDI and other international civil society organizations are a threat to Russia. NDI promotes openness and accountability in government, principles Russia should ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 09 March 2016

9 March, 2016 | Policy

Ukraine 07 March 2016 Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko    In the 20 months since [Ukrainian pilot and Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko,] was captured in eastern Ukraine and taken to Russia, Ms. Savchenko has reportedly endured interrogations, solitary confinement, and forced “psychiatric evaluation.” Her trial and continuing imprisonment demonstrate disregard for international standards, as well as for Russia’s commitments under ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 08 March 2016

8 March, 2016 | Policy

      Launched in 2014 around Secretary Kerry’s Our Ocean conference, Fishackathon was established to bring together volunteer coders to create tools to address challenges in sustainable fishing around the world.   Kicking off Earth Day 2016, the U.S. Department of State will hold the third annual Fishackathon from April 22-24. Volunteer coders, technologists, and ...
Celebrating 70 years of the Special Relationship

U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 07 March 2016

7 March, 2016 | Policy

70 Years of the Special Relationship To help celebrate 70 years of the Special Relationship, “Lady Liberty” and “Uncle Sam” hand out cupcakes. What better place to do so than the Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill bronze statues, sitting on a bench in Mayfair, London!   You can view them and some friends on our Flickr photostream !   Or ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 03 March 2016

3 March, 2016 | East Asia & Pacific, Official Reports, Policy

North Korea 02 March 2016 United States Sanctions Entities and Individuals Linked to North Korean Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs (state.gov)   The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption today of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2270. North Korea’s nuclear and missile proliferation activities violate multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, destabilize the region, and undermine the global nonproliferation regime. The international community has condemned North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction ...
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Special Representative O’Brien Travel to Northern Ireland

25 February, 2016 | Belfast, Policy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien, in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and representatives from academia to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland from February 29 – March 4, 2016. The purpose of the delegation will be to bring together ...
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Fact Sheet: One-Year Anniversary of the President’s Policy of Engagement with Cuba

17 December, 2015 | Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary December 17, 2015, marks one year since President Obama announced an historic opening between the United States and Cuba, ending a failed policy of isolation, and announcing steps to empower the Cuban people, normalize relations with the Cuban government, and more effectively support U.S. interests in Cuba. ...

Carter: U.K. Will Help Bring About ISIL Defeat

11 December, 2015 | Policy

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity, December 11, 2015 The United Kingdom is a strong partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and will help bring about the eventual defeat of the terror network, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. Carter spoke at the Pentagon in a ...

The Special Relationship can help us to save the planet

7 December, 2015 | Policy

We need a lightbulb moment on climate change. I do not mean a sudden realisation that something must be done. President Obama is clear that the Paris summit already demonstrates a sense of urgency about the need to protect our planet. I mean instead we should draw our inspiration for action from our shared history, ...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. (DoD photo)

Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women

3 December, 2015 | News, Policy

By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able ...
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Co-Chairs’ Fact Sheet: About the Global Counterterrorism Forum

1 December, 2015 | Policy, Western Hemisphere

02 April 2014 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 2, 2014 Below is the text of the fact sheet issued by the Co-Chairs (Turkey and the United States) of the Global Counterterrorism Forum on April 2, 2014. Begin text: The GCTF is an informal, multilateral counterterrorism (CT) platform that focuses on identifying ...
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Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees

27 November, 2015 | Fact Sheets, Near East & North Africa, News, Policy

November 25, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC   Myth: All Syrian refugees are dangerous. Fact: 2,234 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States since October 1, 2010 (the beginning of fiscal year 2011), and only after the most extensive level of security screening of any category of traveler to ...
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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

27 November, 2015 | News, Policy

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC 25 November 2015 Today we celebrate the many stories of courageous and bold action to end gender-based violence— the nuns helping people escape sex trafficking, the men in Argentina teaching boys in football clubs to treat women with respect, the businesswomen in Detroit raising money to ...
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US Official: Iran Nuclear Deal Going Forward

24 November, 2015 | Policy

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said Tuesday that despite the best efforts of opponents to “demonize” the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. is moving forward with the agreement.  “We are going to implement the deal,” Colin Kahl told VOA’s Persian service.  “If Iran complies with its side of the bargain, we will ...
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Key Forms of Intellectual Property Protection

18 November, 2015 | Policy

(This is adapted from an article by Thomas G. Field Jr. that appeared in the U.S. Department of State publication Focus on Intellectual Property Rights .) Intellectual property is a valuable asset for an entrepreneur. It consists of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, images, names, designs used in commerce and original expressions of creative individuals. The key forms of ...
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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

18 November, 2015 | Policy

(The following article is taken from the U.S. Department of State publication, Focus on Intellectual Property Rights.) Why Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Matters By E. Anthony Wayne Intellectual property issues are getting more and more attention these days. Unfortunately, far too often the issues are framed in such a way as to highlight controversy and ...
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U.S.-aided Syrian Forces Complete Successful Anti-ISIL Military Actions

5 November, 2015 | Policy

November 4, 2015 By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity  WASHINGTON, November 4, 2015 — Two successful military actions this week in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant show that U.S. efforts to train and supply friendly Syrian forces are paying off, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today. Army ...
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Statement by Members of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

5 November, 2015 | Policy

November 4, 2015 Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC   The Small Group of the Global Coalition to counter ISIL met today in Brussels at the invitation of the Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, to take stock of recent developments on the ground, continue expanding Coalition efforts ...

Fact Sheet: To Walk the Earth in Safety 2015

2 November, 2015 | Policy

Fact Sheet To Walk the Earth in Safety 2015: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC   The United States is the world’s single largest financial supporter of efforts to address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries and to reduce the availability ...
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sails in the Pacific Ocean in a November 2009 photo provided by the U.S. Navy.

US Navy Sends Destroyer to Challenge China Sea Claim

27 October, 2015 | Policy

n what is seen as the most significant challenge yet to territorial limits Beijing asserts around its man-made islands, a U.S. guided missile destroyer Tuesday sailed within 22 kilometers (12 nautical miles) of a reef in the disputed Spratly archipelago. The USS Lassen approached Subi reef, occupied by China and also claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam ...
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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel to Travel to the Un

23 October, 2015 | Policy, Public Affairs, U.S. & United Kingdom

Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 23, 2015 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to London, United Kingdom, October 27-29, for a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition Communications Working Group. He will co-chair discussions with government officials and technology partners to strengthen collaboration in ...
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Carter, U.K. Counterpart Discuss the Way Ahead in 21st Century

9 October, 2015 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity   Today’s discussions of defense matters and ways to deepen the U.S. and U.K. partnership come at a critical time for British defense planning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in London during a joint press conference with his U.K. counterpart. On the secretary’s final day of ...
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Afghanistan at ‘Critical Juncture’, Campbell Says

9 October, 2015 | Policy

08 October 2015 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 — Afghanistan is at a critical juncture, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told a House panel here today. Afghan forces need to be strengthened in order to meet the myriad challenges they face, ...
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Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy

7 October, 2015 | Policy

Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy 06 October 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this year ...
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Special US Envoy in Iraq for Talks on Islamic State

7 October, 2015 | Policy

06 October 2015 VOA News (This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website) The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State) is in the Iraqi capital for talks on the coalition’s support of Iraqi-led efforts to degrade and defeat the terrorist group. Retired Marine General John Allen arrived in Baghdad on ...
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United States Announcements at Our Ocean 2015

6 October, 2015 | Policy

October 5, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC At Chile’s 2015 Our Ocean conference, the United States committed to a series of concrete actions to protect precious ocean areas and marine resources, continuing last year’s momentum. •    The United States is moving to protect waters of historic and national importance by initiating the creation of ...
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Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference

6 October, 2015 | Policy

Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference October 5, 2015 Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Valparaiso, Chile Thank you very much and good morning to all of you, and let me begin by thanking our very, very generous hosts.  President Michelle Bachelet, thank you very much, and my colleague and friend, ...
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On the move: Diasporas connect the world

6 October, 2015 | Policy

6 October 2015 If the world’s migrants themselves constituted one nation, they would be the fifth largest at more than 232 million. With ties to both their homelands and their new countries, they are a force for global development, cultural understanding and innovation. From October 11 to 17, the State Department is marking Global Diaspora Week to highlight ...
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State Department Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

30 September, 2015 | Policy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Today at the UN General Assembly event on the humanitarian emergency in Iraq, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced that the United States is providing more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

30 September, 2015 | Policy

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State United Nations New York City   FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We met with Secretary Kerry for the, I think, third time in few days. Today we devoted our meeting to the follow-up of what our presidents agreed when they met here on the 28th ...
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The First Meeting of the U.S.-China Space Dialogue

28 September, 2015 | Policy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 28, 2015 Pursuant to their shared goal of advancing civil space cooperation as agreed upon in the Strategic Track of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in June 2015, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of China convened their inaugural Civil ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker on U.S. Priorities

25 September, 2015 | Policy

Special Briefing Bathsheba Nell Crocker Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Washington, DC September 24, 2015   [Watch video on State.gov ] MR KIRBY: Good afternoon, everybody. We are going to start today’s press conference with a special guest. I’m going to bring up here the Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker. She’s going to ...
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United States. Condemns Attacks in Kabul

5 August, 2015 | Policy

We strongly condemn the series of insurgent attacks in Kabul yesterday. These attacks resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 44 deaths, including children, and demonstrate again the insurgency’s complete disregard for the lives of innocent Afghans. Such actions have no justification. We again call upon the Taliban, other Afghan militant groups, and anyone ...
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DoD – China’s Land Reclamation Has Broad Consequences

24 July, 2015 | Policy

By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea could have far-reaching U.S. security and economic consequences by disrupting international rules and norms that have supported the global community for decades, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said today. In a security forum panel discussion in Aspen, ...
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Dempsey, Ghani Discuss Transregional Effort Against ISIL

19 July, 2015 | Policy

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey today discussed the possibility of forming a network to oppose the transregional threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Ghani here this afternoon and said there is a clear need for a ...
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State Dept. Facts on U.S., China Protecting, Conserving the Ocean

24 June, 2015 | Policy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. FACT SHEET The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean “China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of the global leaders in ocean science – have ...
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United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan

20 June, 2015 | Policy

20 June 2014 Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States has long been a leader in maritime security. Since 2009, the United States pioneered the international effort to counter pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, with dramatic results. In the spirit of this leadership, the United States has completed a ...
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Carter Urges Peaceful Resolution of South China Sea Disputes

27 May, 2015 | Policy

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity The United States will continue to remain the principal security power in the Pacific region for decades to come, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii today. The secretary also urged countries to work toward a peaceful resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea ...
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Kerry’s Speech at Korea University on Open, Secure Internet

18 May, 2015 | Policy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry “An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both” May 18, 2015 Korea University Seoul, Republic of Korea SECRETARY KERRY: (Applause.) Well, good afternoon, President Yeom. Thank you very much for a generous introduction. Distinguished guests, all, I’m delighted to be ...
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today delivered the U.S. national statement to the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of

27 April, 2015 | Policy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Secretary of State John Kerry today delivered the U.S. national statement to the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, NPT (via State.gov) attending the Treaty’s ninth Review Conference at the United Nations in New York. He relayed a statement from President Obama on the importance of the NPT and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to all three pillars of the Treaty – disarmament, nonproliferation, and ...
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US, Europe Seek to End Tariffs on Each Other’s Products

20 April, 2015 | Policy

VOA News, News / Economy  The trade deal being negotiated between the United States and European Union could add $100 billion annually to the economies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, but the issues are complex and there is no guarantee that an agreement will be reached anytime soon. The U.S. and the 28-nation ...
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Myths and Facts Regarding the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Regime

14 April, 2015 | Policy

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (1) Myth: The NPT has failed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has enjoyed tremendous successes over the 45 years since its entry into force. The NPT is the most widely adhered to nuclear treaty in history. It ...
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Key U.S. Environmental Law Helps Save Species from Extinction

10 April, 2015 | Policy

What do 1,132 species of animals have in common? Two things, actually: they are hovering on the brink of extinction, and they are under the protection of the U.S. government. Wildlife conservation has a long history in the United States, and the United States also is at the forefront of international efforts to protect wildlife. ...
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Kerry on Daesh’s Destruction of Historical Heritage in Iraq

6 March, 2015 | Near East & North Africa, Policy

06 March 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY ISIL’s Destruction of Historical Heritage and Archeological Treasures I am deeply disturbed by reports that ISIL has extended its destruction of Iraq’s historical treasures to the ancient archeological site of Nimrud. These depraved acts are an assault on ...
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U.S. Officials Outline Policy, Posture in Middle East

3 March, 2015 | Policy

By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity   (This article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website ) Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization and preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon are the top two issues that must be addressed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the undersecretary of ...
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State’s Biswal on New Silk Road Post-2014

22 January, 2015 | Policy, Speeches

Remarks by Nisha Desai Biswal Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs U.S. Department of State The Woodrow Wilson Center Washington, D.C. As Prepared Thank you Michael for the gracious introduction. It is an honor to speak at the Woodrow Wilson Center, an institution that serves an important and thoughtful role in shaping ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-United Kingdom Cybersecurity Cooperation

16 January, 2015 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

16 January 2015 The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States and the United Kingdom agree that the cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges that our nations face.  Every day foreign governments, criminals, and hackers are attempting to probe, intrude into, and attack government and ...
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Senior Officials on Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan

12 January, 2015 | Policy, Secretary John Kerry

MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview. QUESTION: Let’s make it a very short sprint. MODERATOR: Excellent. We’ll just give a quick overview and take a few questions — QUESTION: ...
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Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

8 January, 2015 | Policy, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.  These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually.  The Department of Defense also announced the first F-35 basing ...
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State Dept. Fact Sheet on U.S. Aid to Haiti 2010-2015

8 January, 2015 | Policy, Western Hemisphere

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. 08 January 2015 FACT SHEET U.S. Assistance to Haiti 2010-2015 Five years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. Much more remains to be done, and Haiti’s reconstruction will continue for many years. With other ...
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HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

1 December, 2014 | Policy, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man ...
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Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

24 September, 2014 | Art & Culture, Near East & North Africa, Policy

   The damage and looting of historic sites in Iraq and Syria are rapidly destroying all evidence of ancient life and society. Fragile sites and buildings have suffered as collateral damage to battles, targets for purposeful ideological destruction, and prey for systematic looting. More than 90 percent of Syria’s cultural sites are inside areas of ...
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NATO Wales Summit Declaration 2014

5 September, 2014 | Policy

Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Wales from 4 to 5 September 2014 1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, have gathered in Wales at a pivotal moment in Euro-Atlantic security. Russia’s aggressive ...
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Wales Summit – NATO’s Changing Role in Afghanistan

4 September, 2014 | Policy

NATO’s mission in Afghanistan has been the Alliance’s largest and one of its longest-running military operations, with 50 coalition countries contributing a peak of 140,000 troops over a 13-year campaign.  The United States, together with NATO Allies and partners, support a sovereign, stable, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and will continue our partnership with Afghanistan based ...

Targeted Operations Against ISIL

15 August, 2014 | Policy

  The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. For details see the Department of Defense Targeted Operations Against ISIL .
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U.S. Embassy Media Note: CBRN Security Assistance for Ukraine

30 June, 2014 | Policy

On June 30, the United States and Canada hosted a “Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Security Assistance” meeting at the High Commission of Canada in London to discuss Ukraine’s existing CBRN assistance needs. Several members of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), including Ukraine, other ...
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David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

11 June, 2014 | Business, News, Policy, Press Releases

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs LONDON – Good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the intersection of transnational organized crime and illicit finance, and to join the conversation about what we can and should be doing to combat this threat. I would especially like to thank the Royal ...
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Military Leaders Meet in London for First Time Since WWII

11 June, 2014 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

11 June 2014 U.S. Embassy, London June 11, 2014 015-14 @USAinUKPress (Released by the MoD) The Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS) from the US and the UK met to discuss long-term strategic challenges the respective armed forces can expect to face together in the future. General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...
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Bombers Arrive at RAF Fairford to Train and Exercise Capabilities

4 June, 2014 | Policy

04 June 2014 U.S. Embassy, London 013-14 @USAinUKPress Press Release U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs, Box 120, Unit 3050, APO AE 09012 Telephone: +49 (0) 6371 47 6558; DSN 314 480-6558 RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Two U.S. B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and ...
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A Persistent Presence: U.S. commitment to European Security

3 June, 2014 | Europe & Eurasia, Policy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 03, 2014 Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and through NATO, to reassure allies of our solemn commitment to their security and territorial integrity as members of the NATO Alliance.  A persistent U.S. air, land, and sea presence in the region, ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-EU Cyber Cooperation

26 March, 2014 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

26 March 2014 The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States and the European Union work in close coordination on cyber-related issues both bilaterally and in multilateral fora. This cooperation is founded on our shared values, our interest in an open and interoperable Internet, and our commitment to multistakeholder Internet governance, Internet ...
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The Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

17 January, 2014 | Policy, South & Central Asia

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a democratic, inclusive, and unified Syria. President Bashar al-Asad has proven through his brutal and repressive tactics that he cannot lead Syria’s transition. His continued tenure only inflames tensions throughout the region and fuels extremism on both sides ...
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Top 5 Things to Know About T-TIP

3 December, 2013 | Commercial Affairs, Policy

This blog post by Dan Mullaney, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative , was published on the State Department website on November 15, 2013. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. Five Things You Should Know About the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ...
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Fact Sheet : The New START Treaty

22 October, 2013 | Policy, President Barack Obama, Western Hemisphere

“The New START Treaty responsibly reduces the number of nuclear weapons and launchers that the United States and Russia deploy, while fully maintaining America’s nuclear deterrent.” – President Barack Obama Fact Sheet Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance 22 October 2013   Strategic Offensive Reductions: The Treaty between the United States of America and ...
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Wind Power Capacity Expanding Rapidly in U.S.

7 July, 2013 | Policy

Wind power is gaining a greater share of the U.S. energy market, according to a new assessment from the Department of Energy, making the United States one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing markets for this clean and renewable source of energy. The U.S. energy industry added more than 13 gigawatts of new wind power ...
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Partnering with State, Local Authorities to Support Int’l Criminal Justice Sector Assistance

9 May, 2013 | Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom

Fact Sheet, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 09 May 2013   Partnering with State and Local Authorities to Support International Criminal Justice Sector Assistance For the past three years, the U.S. Department of State has made a sustained effort to recruit state and local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, and judges to participate in ...
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U.S. Supports Negotiated Political Solution in Syria

11 April, 2013 | Policy, South & Central Asia

The Obama administration believes that the best end to the crisis in Syria will come about through a negotiated political solution between the Syrian opposition and members of the government “without blood on their hands” to form a mutually agreeable transitional government to guide the country to elections. In her prepared testimony to the U.S. ...
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Fact Sheet on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2094 on North Korea

7 March, 2013 | East Asia & Pacific, Policy

07 March 2013 USUN PRESS RELEASE FACT SHEET UN Security Council Resolution 2094 on North Korea The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea in response to that country’s February 12th announcement of a nuclear test. This resolution, the fifth since 2006, builds upon, strengthens and significantly ...
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Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal a “Unique Opportunity” for U.S., EU

26 February, 2013 | Policy

U.S. State Department February 26, 2013   Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. relationship with Germany is one of its “most vibrant” global alliances, and that a proposed trans-Atlantic trade deal with the European Union would help to lift the economies of both participants, as well as raise global trading standards. Speaking with ...
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State Dept Fact Sheet : Terrorism Designations FAQs

10 July, 2012 | Policy

State Dept Fact Sheet : Terrorism Designations FAQs 10 July 2012 1. What are the different types of terrorism designations for groups and individuals? There are two main authorities for terrorism designations of groups and individuals. Groups can be designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under Executive Order 13224 a ...
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US-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty

29 November, 2011 | Policy

The U.S. is currently working with Her Majesty’s Government to finalize the Management Plan for the Treaty and all other outstanding issues.  Treaty testing (“Pathfinder” projects) is complete, but a few outstanding issues remain and are now being addressed, including how compliance and enforcement matters will be handled under the Treaty and how the Approved ...
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Treasury Fact Sheet on Combating Terrorist Financing

8 September, 2011 | Policy

08 September 2011 U.S. Department of the Treasury Fact Sheet   Combating the Financing of Terrorism, Disrupting Terrorism at its Core Terrorist organizations rely on financing and support networks to sustain operations and launch attacks. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) has developed a sophisticated and comprehensive approach ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S. Open Skies Civil Aviation Partnerships

29 March, 2011 | Europe & Eurasia, Policy, U.S. & United Kingdom, Western Hemisphere

Open Skies Partnerships: Expanding the Benefits of Freer Commercial Aviation 29 March 2011   “Work to ‘democratize’ aviation continues to allow millions more Americans the opportunity to fly to international destinations each year and for countless foreign tourists to visit our country.” — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton The United States has pursued a ...
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U.S. Water Policy: Water Security is Human Security

18 March, 2011 | Policy

 “It’s not every day you find an issue where effective diplomacy and development will allow you to save millions of lives, feed the hungry, empower women, advance our national security interests, protect the environment, and demonstrate to billions of people that the United States cares, cares about you and your welfare. Water is that issue.” ...
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Glossary of Nuclear Terms

25 November, 2009 | Policy

Atomic bomb: An explosive device whose energy typically comes from the fissioning of uranium or plutonium. Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT): Bans nuclear explosions in all environments for military or civilian purposes. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996 but cannot enter into force until ratified by 44 designated countries. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Naval Piracy

30 June, 2009 | Policy

01 June 2009 Q: How is the international community fighting piracy? A: The international community has sent naval patrols to escort commercial ships and prevent pirate attacks, it is adopting legal-system tactics to prosecute suspected pirates, and it discourages anyone from offering concessions to pirates, including the payment of ransoms. Q: Why has it been ...
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