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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Murder of Boris Nemtsov Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2015     I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong […]

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Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Vienna

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to Geneva, Switzerland for the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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U.S. condemns in strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks on civilians in Hasakeh province, Syria

ISIL’s latest targeting of a religious minority is only further testament to its brutal and inhumane treatment of all those who disagree with its divisive goals and toxic beliefs.

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Statement by the United States at the February 23, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the February 23rd meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (pdf)

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Ambassador Punke’s Statement at the WTO General Council Meeting under the Agenda Item “Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee”

The past few weeks have, in our view, been a relatively productive period in our development of a post-Bali work program for the DDA.

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Secretary of State John Kerry Travel to London and Geneva

On February 22, the Secretary will then travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

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John Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

“The extremist forces arrayed against us require that we charge forward in the name of decency, civility and reason.”

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Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama close up photo

Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.

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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

Kelly Clements speaks at the UN in Geneva

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million people in urgent need of food assistance within Syria.

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The U. S. Supports the Consensus Decision taken by the Human Rights Council on the OHCHR’s report on Sri Lanka

We commend the pledges made by the new Sri Lankan government to revive Sri Lanka’s democracy, improve governance, support credible justice and accountability mechanisms, enhance the protection of human rights, and facilitate reconciliation after nearly 30 years of war.

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