On his recent visit to NATO headquarters in Belgium, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the United States is “eager to continue to lead” the alliance.
The continuing state of emergency in Turkey, imposed after the July 2016 coup attempt, has led to the severe curtailment of many fundamental freedoms, according to the latest State Department Human Rights Report.
“The Russian Government continues to quash dissent and civil society, even while it invades its neighbors and undermines the sovereignty of Western nations,” said John Sullivan, who was serving as Acting Secretary of State at the report’s release.
The human rights "reports are a natural outgrowth of our values as Americans,” said John Sullivan, who was serving as Acting Secretary of State at the time of the Reports’ rollout.
U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson went on trial in Turkey this month for alleged ties to terrorism and espionage.
70 years ago this month, the United States implemented the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, in an effort to stabilize war-shattered Europe, and help it restore its industrial and agricultural production.
Along with allies Britain and France, the United States has sent a clear message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his patrons, Russia and Iran: the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
The U.S. government has worked closely with Ukrainian civil society and the government of President Petro Poroshenko to pave the way for a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine.
The United States welcomes the recent signing in Warsaw of an agreement concluding Phase I of Poland’s purchase of the Patriot missile defense system, worth 4.6 billion dollars.
At this year's Women of Courage Awards, the U.S. Department of State recognized 10 extraordinary women who courageously fight for their beliefs.
President Donald Trump recently welcomed the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the White House, noting that this year marks the 100th anniversaries of the three Baltic Nations’ independence.
At the 37th UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the U.S. addressed urgent human rights situations around the world.