Peace & Security

Statement on Sri Lanka’s National Day

The United States will continue to stand with you as your friend and your partner. While our level of cooperation today is unprecedented, there is always more progress to be made. Sri Lanka can become a leader in contributing to peacekeeping operations across the globe, promoting human rights abroad, and ensuring maritime security throughout the region.

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at CIA Headquarters

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at CIA Headquarters January 21, 2017 Langley, Virginia 3:21 P.M. EST VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Thank you to the Acting Director Meroe Park.  Thank you for 27 years serving the United States of America here at CIA.  (Applause.) It’s a great privilege for me to be with you […]

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Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption: Secretary Kerry and Tom Friedman at the WEF in Davos

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Sec. Kerry: “The United States of America has been more engaged on more issues with more crises simultaneously and with greater outcomes and consequence to that engagement on a global basis than at any time in American history.”

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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Emergency Message: Shooting in Zurich; Avoid Area and Police Activity

U.S. Embassy Bern informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a gunman shot and wounded three people near the Islamic Center at Eigasse 6, Kreis 4 in Zurich. Police are searching for the gunman. We encourage U.S. citizens in Switzerland to avoid the area around Eisgasse. We urge U.S. citizens in Zurich to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are safe.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks on Syria and the Situation in Aleppo

There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians shown by the regime and by its Russian and Iranian allies over the past few weeks, or indeed for the past five years.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States welcomed the continued successful operation of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention Response Mechanisms (IPRMs), as an independent contribution to peace and stability. The United States also congratulated the EU Monitoring Mission for its efforts to facilitate medical crossings and maintain the incident hotline, work that has helped to reduce tensions along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) and maintain relatively calm conditions on the ground.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the French Grand Legion of Honor Ceremony With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

We’ve weathered great storms together. I know this is a time of uncertainty. I ask you not to be diminished by the crosscurrents that are flowing through the world today because I’m convinced – and I really believe this – I see the world – I see the glass as definitively half full, not half empty.

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Press Statement On the Attack at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on Christian worshippers outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo that has killed more than 25 people and injured dozens more.

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United States Abstains for 1st Time on UNGA Resolution on Cuba Embargo

Ambassador Samantha Power: “Instead of isolating Cuba, as President Obama has repeatedly said, our policy isolated the United States… After 50-plus years of pursuing the path of isolation, we have chosen to take the path of engagement.”

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