State Department

U.S. and CERN Enhance Cooperation


The agreements will enable the U.S. and CERN to contribute technical equipment and scientific expertise to support the U.S.-hosted Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility in Illinois and South Dakota as well as the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator …

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Appointment of Heather Nauert as State Department Spokesperson

Prior to joining the State Department, Nauert was a New York-based Fox News Channel anchor and correspondent.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability on Iran

The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Once we have finalized our conclusions, we will meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction

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Secretary Tillerson: Remarks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability


Earlier today, Foreign Minister Lavrov and I had a lengthy conversation about issues that require immediate attention and issues that require longer-term attention. We understand that improvement in the long-term relationship will be required if we are to make progress on issues where we have different views.

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The United States Concerned by Reports of Detentions and Deaths of LGBTI Individuals in Chechnya, Russia

We are deeply disturbed by recent public statements by Chechen authorities that condone and incite violence against LGBTI persons.

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The U. S. Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Barbaric Attacks on Churches in Egypt

The United States will continue to support Egypt’s security and stability in its efforts to defeat terrorism.

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Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu


Today’s conversations built on three mutual long-term goals: working together to defeat Daesh/ISIS; building stability in the region; and bolstering economic ties between our two nations.

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Press Statement: Opposition to UN Human Rights Council Agenda Item Seven

No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the Council. The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the Council.

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Support for Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

The United States worked in close consultation with the United Kingdom, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution. We look forward to the adoption of the text, which will support reconciliation and justice in Sri Lanka, help ensure a non-recurrence of conflict, and strengthen democratic governance and freedoms for all Sri Lankans.

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International Women’s Day


On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world.

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