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Is your school on the list of more than 150 U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most …

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:15

Is your school on the list of more than 150 U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most Fulbright scholars abroad in 2017-2018?
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Check out our latest episode of #TheReadout! State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a …

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:09

Check out our latest episode of #TheReadout!
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Acting Director of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Olive Sampson and the Center’s Public Historian Alison Mann about the future museum and educational center devoted to telling the story of American Diplomacy. In recognition of African American History Month, they also discussed Ebenezer Bassett, the country’s first African American diplomat, and Frederick Douglass on the occasion of his bicentennial.


The Readout with Heather Nauert | U.S. Diplomacy Center by U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Acting Director of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Olive Sampson and the Center’s Public Historian Alison Mann about the future museum and educational center devoted to telling the story of American Diplomacy. In recognition of African American History Month, they also discussed Ebenezer Bassett, the country’s first African American diplomat, and Frederick Douglass on the occasion o...

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Tonight, Secretary Tillerson appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes. Check out his interview: https://goo.gl…

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 23:08

Tonight, Secretary Tillerson appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes. Check out his interview: https://goo.gl/416jBG | More: www.state.gov

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be on "60 Minutes" tonight, in an interview with CBS News' M…

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:00

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be on "60 Minutes" tonight, in an interview with CBS News' Margaret Brennan at 7pm ET.

In the interview, Secretary Tillerson reflects on his first year at the State Department, U.S objectives to end the conflict in #Syria, our commitment to diplomacy and the maximum pressure campaign in #NorthKorea, and more.

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Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed re…

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:43

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed reporters in Ankara, #Turkey. The Secretary said, "Our relationship with our #NATO ally Turkey is enduring and strategic. The United States truly appreciates our long friendship with Turkey. We value it, and we look forward to strengthening it as we move forward. https://go.usa.gov/xnFK7

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Secretary Tillerson with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: I want to reaffirm the deep and import…

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:13

Secretary Tillerson with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: I want to reaffirm the deep and important relationship between the United States and #Turkey. Ours is not an alliance of convenience or of temporary interest. It is a time-tested alliance built on common interest and mutual respect.

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Secretary Tillerson with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: I want to reaffirm the deep and important relationship between the United States and #Turkey. Ours is not an alliance of convenience or of temporary interest. It is a time-tested alliance built on common interest and mutual respect.

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Spokesperson Heather Nauert: This week marks the seven-year anniversary of the detention of 2009 I…

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:37

Spokesperson Heather Nauert: This week marks the seven-year anniversary of the detention of 2009 Iranian presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife and women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard...We join the international community in condemning the continued arbitrary detention of these three individuals without charges or fair trials and in calling for their immediate release and for the release of all prisoners of conscience unjustly detained in #Iran.

Seven-year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard

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Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The United States Government would like to express sincere condolence…

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:44

Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The United States Government would like to express sincere condolences on the passing of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all the people of #Zimbabwe. We join Zimbabweans from across the country in mourning the passing of a national hero and political icon who fearlessly stood against injustice and tirelessly fought for peace and democratic principles.

Death of Morgan Tsvangirai

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Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri hosted a joint pre…

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:37

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri hosted a joint press conference in Beirut, #Lebanon. The Secretary said, "This trip is an important opportunity to reaffirm that there are very strong bonds between our two countries...The United States stands firmly with the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s legitimate state institutions as Lebanon faces formidable challenges as well as threats in the region." Read his complete remarks: https://go.usa.gov/xnFc3

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President Donald J. Trump: Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting …

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:49

President Donald J. Trump: Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the …

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Upcoming Alumni TIES Seminar Invites U.S. Exchange Program Alumni to Explore Solutions to Global A…

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:01

Upcoming Alumni TIES Seminar Invites U.S. Exchange Program Alumni to Explore Solutions to Global Addiction

While the opioid epidemic has impacted many across the United States, it is a truly global threat. With alarming overdose deaths occurring in both the U.S. and in other nations, close cooperation with international allies and partners will be required to address this challenge. As we continue to make combatting opioid abuse a priority, it is important that we also engage a broad range of actors to expand our collective knowledge of the depth and breadth of this crisis and its impacts.
https://go.usa.gov/xn662

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Celebrating Valentine's Day Around the World It's Valentine's Day, the day to celebrate love. Arou…

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:57

Celebrating Valentine's Day Around the World

It's Valentine's Day, the day to celebrate love. Around the world today, people are celebrating the love of their lives-- or maybe their love of life—with flowers, fancy dinners, and chocolate, and with messages of love and friendship. At the Department of State and our embassies and consulates around the world, we're celebrating too. We're celebrating our friends and allies, our host country cultures, and our great American traditions. Here are some of our favorite Valentine's Day wishes from across the world.

Celebrating Valentine's Day Around the World

Sharing some of our favorite Valentine's Day wishes from our embassies and consulates around the world

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Check out the Department of State's new podcast series, #TheReadout! State Department Spokesperson…

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:16

Check out the Department of State's new podcast series, #TheReadout!

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri about Secretary Tillerson’s recent trip to Latin America and the Caribbean and on U.S. priorities for cooperation with the Americas on important issues, including Venezuela.
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The Readout with Heather Nauert | U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere by U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri about Secretary Tillerson’s recent trip to Latin America and the Caribbean and on U.S. priorities for cooperation with the Americas on important issues, including Venezuela.

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To Save Gaza, Turn on the Lights The Gaza Strip is mired in economic disorder. While its people su…

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:40

To Save Gaza, Turn on the Lights

The Gaza Strip is mired in economic disorder. While its people suffer, Hamas squanders desperately needed resources as part of its decades-long campaign against Israel, which the group promised to “obliterate” in its 1988 charter.

To understand the scope of the crisis, it’s important to follow the money—so much of which is going to Hamas for its terrorist activities and not to the people who live in Gaza.
https://go.usa.gov/xnHud

To Save Gaza, Turn on the Lights

The Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip has long been a flashpoint for conflict. In April 2008, Palestinian suicide bombers drove three explosives-laden vehicles through the crossing, wounding 13 Israeli soldiers. In 2012, the checkpoint was attacked by masked gunmen attempting to infiltrate Israel after killing at least 15 Egyptian soldiers …

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The FY 2019 budget request counters threats to U.S. #nationalsecurity. Supported efforts address c…

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:15

The FY 2019 budget request counters threats to U.S. #nationalsecurity. Supported efforts address conditions that give rise to threats, including poor governance, weak institutions, lack of economic opportunity, corruption, and persistent human rights abuses. Learn more: www.state.gov/f/budget #AmericanBudget

Foreign Assistance Budget

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The President’s FY 2019 budget request proposes $39.3 billion for critical State Department and U.…

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:08

The President’s FY 2019 budget request proposes $39.3 billion for critical State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) efforts to advance peace and security, expand American prosperity and influence, and address global crises while making efficient use of taxpayer resources. The budget request modernizes State Department and USAID diplomacy and development to advance a more secure and prosperous world by helping to support more stable and resilient societies that will lead their own development and, ultimately, no longer need foreign aid.

The budget request supports the President’s “America First” vision with a commitment to four key national priorities:

-Protecting America’s Security at Home and Abroad
-Renewing America’s Competitive Advantage for Sustained Economic Growth and Job Creation
-Promoting American Leadership through Balanced Engagement
-Ensuring Effectiveness and Accountability to the American Taxpayer
https://go.usa.gov/xnHzG

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Department of State and USAID FY 2019 Budget Request Today, President Trump requested $39.3 billio…

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:33

Department of State and USAID FY 2019 Budget Request

Today, President Trump requested $39.3 billion for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget. This request upholds the President’s commitment, as outlined in the National Security Strategy and the State Department and USAID’s Joint Strategic Plan, to protect our security, rights, and values.

This budget focuses resources on national security at home and abroad, on economic development that contributes to the growth of our economy, and on renewed efforts to modernize the operations of both the State Department and USAID for greater effectiveness. It requests the resources necessary to advance peace and security, and respond to global crises, while prioritizing the efficient use of taxpayer resources.

As we advance the President’s foreign policy priorities, we continue to promote the advancement of more stable and resilient societies that contribute to a secure and prosperous world.

For more information about the FY 2019 budget request, please visit www.state.gov/s/d/rm/c6112.htm.

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The Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) convenes industry leaders to sup…

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:22

The Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) convenes industry leaders to support women and girls in #STEM. Programs like TechWomen, TechGirls, and HiddenNoMore enhance the role of women and girls in science, entrepreneurship, and innovation fields. https://go.usa.gov/xnHvy #WomeninSTEM #WomenScienceDay

Empower Women in STEM with Our Partners in the Private Sector

Working with private sector partners across the United States, the State Department's ECA Bureau harnesses one of the United States’ most compelling resources: our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D…

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:43

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Learn about the life-saving work of The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which Ambassador Birx leads as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator: https://go.usa.gov/xnHvE #WomeninSTEM #WomenScienceDay #PEPFAR15

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Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of vio…

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 18:38

Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports #Israel's sovereign right to defend itself...The U.S. continues to push back on the totality of Iran's malign activities in the region and calls for an end to Iranian behavior that threatens peace and stability. https://go.usa.gov/xnHpE

Escalation of Violence Over Israel

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