Condemning the Obstruction of Humanitarian Assistance and Closing of Civic Space in Sudan

Condemning the Obstruction of Humanitarian Assistance and Closing of Civic Space in SudanThe United States is deeply concerned by the Sudanese Armed Forces’ (SAF) recent decision to prohibit cross border humanitarian assistance from Chad and reports that the SAF is obstructing assistance from reaching communities in areas controlled by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). We are also concerned that the RSF are looting homes, markets, and humanitarian […]

The Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Marea Report Release

The Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Marea Report ReleaseOn February 22, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) released a report concluding that there are reasonable grounds to believe that on September 1, 2015, during sustained attacks aimed at capturing the town of Marea, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) deployed sulfur mustard. […]

On Consultations with France on the Indo-Pacific

On Consultations with France on the Indo-PacificThe United States held Indo-Pacific Consultations with France in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2024. They shared assessments of political, security, and economic developments in the region. Officials from both countries discussed expanding cooperation on climate resilience, critical infrastructure, maritime security, and other shared priorities in the Indo-Pacific, including challenges with regard to the PRC. […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

On Consultations with France on the Indo-Pacific

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today in Munich, Germany, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.  Secretary Blinken and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar discussed the need to ensure freedom of navigation in the Red Sea.  Secretary Blinken […]

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Joint Statement on the Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino and United States Under Secretary Nuland

Joint Statement on the Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino and United States Under Secretary NulandThe text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the European Union. Begin text: On February 7-8, 2024, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Secretary General Stefano Sannino held the sixth high-level meeting of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China and the fifth […]

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kritenbrink’s Travel to Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brunei

On Consultations with France on the Indo-PacificAssistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Singapore; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, February 23-March 4 to underscore the United States’ strong and enduring commitment to its allies and partners in Southeast Asia. In Singapore, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink will co-lead the […]

Responding to Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine and Aleksey Navalny’s Death

Responding to Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine and Aleksey Navalny’s DeathTomorrow marks two years since Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  After ten years of conflict, sovereign, democratic Ukraine remains courageous in the face of formidable odds.  The United States will continue to stand resolutely with the Ukrainian people in their defense of their homeland.  Putin’s war threatens not only Ukraine, but also […]

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino At a Joint Press Availability

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino At a Joint Press AvailabilityMODERATOR:  (Via interpreter) Good morning.  In the press room of Argentine government house, after the meeting with the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, the Foreign Minister of Argentina Diana Mondino, and the Secretary of State of the United States Antony Blinken will offer a press conference. We are joined by federal authorities and members of […]

U.S. Senior Official for the DPRK Pak’s Video Conference with PRC Special Representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu

The Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Marea Report ReleaseU.S. Senior Official for the DPRK Dr. Jung Pak held a videoconference on February 21 with PRC Special Representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming to discuss the DPRK’s increasingly destabilizing and escalatory behavior and its deepening military cooperation with Russia.  The two sides discussed the need to maintain peace and stability on the Korean […]

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui Previewing Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui Previewing Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Argentina and Brazil &#8…