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Secretary Kerry (May 5): "More than 20 years ago, the United States was forced to pull back from this country. And now we're returning in collaboration with our international community and with high hopes mixed, obviously, with ongoing concerns." Full Text» Video Message» Trip Page»
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- Daily Press Briefing: Yemen
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (May 4): "We call upon all sides in the conflict to comply with international humanitarian law and to take all feasible measures to minimize harm to civilians." Full Text»
- Rewards for Justice
May 5: The State Department's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information on four key leaders of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Media Note» More»
- Global and Regional Cooperation
Ambassador Pressman (May 4): "More and more regional organizations are on the front lines of more and more conflicts. ... It is critically important for the United Nations -- and each of its member states -- to robustly support these efforts." Full Text»
- U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
The 19th session of the Dialogue will be held on May 7 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and will cover topics including legal reform, rule of law, freedom of expression and assembly, religious freedom, labor rights, and disability rights. More»
- World Press Freedom Day
Secretary Kerry (May 5): "We will continue to speak out when journalists are unfairly arrested and detained; we will continue to raise these issues with foreign officials at every level; and we will continue to promote journalists' physical and digital safety." Full Text» Fact Sheet»
- Elections in Togo
May 4: The U.S. congratulates the people of Togo on exercising their democratic rights peacefully during the April 25 presidential elections, and looks forward to continuing to work with President Gnassingbe. More»
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