The United States remains deeply concerned about the convictions and judgments passed down on the defendants in this case.
New tool will help countries navigate the transition to sustainable democracy.
"We work with ASEAN on the issues that are of central importance to the United States."
The U.S. is consulting with key partners to address the crisis, providing humanitarian aid and encouraging a political solution.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai called the murder of the young woman “disgusting and unforgivable."
U.S. eases core financial and investment sanctions but underlying authorities remain in place.