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Diplomacy in Action

Negotiations on Iran's Nuclear Program

Senior State Department Official (Mar. 25): "We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March. That is the date we are focused on." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 03/27/2015 Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Description: Secretary Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and respective teams resume Iranian nuclear program negotiations. - State Dept Image

The Biological Weapons Convention at Forty

Mar. 26: For the last forty years, the BWC has been essential in establishing and implementing the strong international norm against biological weapons, which rank among the darkest manifestations of human ingenuity. DipNote»

Date: 03/26/2015 Description: General View Of The Biological Weapons Convention's Room In Geneva, Switzerland - State Dept Image

Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 25): "We have made economics a centerpiece of our international agenda, focusing on innovation, and entrepreneurship, and the creation of jobs, and we favor a free and open global system of investment and trade, and we’re working on the TTIP..." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Cuba

Director Rathke (Mar. 26): "We’ve said from the very start of our rounds of talks with the Cuban Government that one of the topics we want to discuss is the ability of American diplomats in Cuba to move around freely and, of course, the Cubans have a similar concern." Full Text»

Arrest or Conviction of Cybercrime Fugitives

Mar. 26: The two fugitives ... were indicted for their role in Carder.su, a global, Internet-based criminal enterprise whose members trafficked in and manufactured stolen and counterfeit identification documents and access devices. More»

Meeting With Moaz al-Khatib

Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "Secretary Kerry reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition...that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the Syrian people."  Full Text»

Travel to Nigeria

Mar. 26: Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will lead our official diplomatic observation mission for the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections. More»

Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support

Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit." Full Text»

U.S.-Afghanistan Unity

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 24): "I think you will find that not only is Afghan unity important to the United States, but our policy towards Afghanistan has been a source of unity within the United States." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Joint Press Availability» More»

Features

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image
State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA

Business.USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 02/01/2015 Description: Women's History Month Profile: Kristin Fleschner  - State Dept Image
Women's History Month

This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. More»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»

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