Office of the Spokesperson

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 10:18
Secretary Kerry called South Sudanese President Salva Kiir just after midnight in Washington to discuss ways to stop the violence in South Sudan.
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:34
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses evacuations in South Sudan, Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea, Iran's nuclear program, domestic politics in Egypt and other issues.
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:29
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses reconstruction efforts in the Philippines, diplomatic relations between the United States and India, Libya's Blue Mountain Group, recent violence in South Sudan and other issues.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:25
The Department of State has designated the al-Mulathamun Battalion as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 08:33
The United States is deeply troubled by the recent fighting in South Sudan. We call on the country’s political leaders to refrain from any action that could escalate an already tense situation or fuel the violence. It is absolutely critical that political differences be resolved by peaceful and democratic means.
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 08:54
The Strategic Partnership Commission working groups offer a forum to advance the broad and continued partnership between the United States and Georgia and will take place following Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s successful visit to Georgia December 6.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:40
The United States is pleased to commit $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000). We believe CASA-1000 can be a potentially transformative project, helping create a regional energy grid that connects Central and South Asia for the first time.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:37
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal led the U.S. delegation to the 2013 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial in Kyiv, Ukraine, held December 5-6.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:34
On December 11 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed a delegation of Uzbek Government officials led by Foreign Minister Kamilov to Washington for the fourth U.S-Uzbekistan Annual Bilateral Consultations. Within the framework of these consultations, Deputy Secretary Burns met Foreign Minister Kamilov on December 9 for a discussion of bilateral ties.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 08:31
The United States is appalled by today’s reports of the murder of innocent women and children outside of Bangui. This horrifying account is the latest in a string of reports that illustrate the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) that could lead to an escalation in violence and further atrocities.