NATO Secretary Reports of Escalation of Crisis in Eastern Ukraine

I am concerned about reports that pro-Russian armed gangs are acquiring heavy weapons from Russia, including Russian tanks. We have seen reports that Russian tanks and other armoured vehicles may have crossed the border into eastern Ukraine.
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State Department on Loss of Life in Odessa, Ukraine

STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa The United States today mourns with all Ukrainians the heartbreaking loss of life in Odesa. Today the international community must stand together in support of the Ukrainian people as they cope with this tragedy. The violence and mayhem (more...)

United States Expands Export Restrictions on Russia

Today, in response to Russia’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the United States is implementing additional restrictive measures on defense exports to Russia. Accordingly, the Department of State is expanding its export restrictions on technologies and services regulated under the U.S. Munitions List (USML). Effective (more...)

Secretary Kerry on Ukraine

It has now been a week since the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine met in Geneva. We did so after a phone call between President Putin and President Obama, in which both leaders expressed a desire to avoid further escalation in Ukraine. We met (more...)

New Agreement Halts Iranian Nuclear Program

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Write President Obama says an agreement reached between the six world powers and Iran in Geneva is an initial step that will halt progress of the Iranian nuclear program for the first time in a decade. “These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran (more...)

U.S. Elected to Another Term on U.N. Human Rights Council

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States will serve a second three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the members of the U.N. General Assembly in a November 12 vote. The council is a 47-nation panel in the U.N. system responsible for strengthening and promoting human (more...)

U.N. Security Council Now United Behind Syria Plan, Clinton Says

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the transition and peace plan for Syria that was agreed to in Geneva June 30 is significant because of Russia and China’s support, and she said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad will not play a role on the (more...)

U.S. at OSCE on Latest Georgia Discussions

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Round XIX of the Geneva Discussions on Georgia As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna. The Geneva Discussions are an important forum for improving security and humanitarian conditions in Georgia.  Constructive engagement in the Geneva Discussions and the (more...)

U.S. Statement on Geneva Discussions on Georgia

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Geneva Discussions on Georgia As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 13, 2011 The United States continues to support the Geneva Discussions as an important forum for improving security and humanitarian conditions in Georgia. We urge all (more...)

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