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Dec. 19: The State Department recently launched a new online audio series on the Ebola outbreak and efforts by the international community to help fight the virus and respond to the needs of those in the affected countries. DipNote»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Kenya
Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 19): "We would urge the Kenyan Government to ensure that its counterterrorism efforts respect the rights of the Kenyan people and live up to the Kenyan constitution and rule of law." Full Text» Statement»
- Executive Order on Crimea
Dec. 19: The E.O. is intended to provide clarity to U.S. corporations doing business in the region and reaffirm that the United States will not accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea. President's Statement» Executive Order»
- Belarus and Human Rights
Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 18): "It has been four years since the Belarusian Government launched a repressive crackdown on civil society, independent media, and the democratic opposition." Full Text»
- Cyber-Attack by North Korea
Secretary Kerry (Dec. 19): "These actions are a brazen attempt by an isolated regime to suppress free speech and stifle the creative expression of artists beyond the borders of its own country." Full Text»
- U.S.-Japan Joint Statement
Dec. 18: The Ministers affirm an unwavering mutual commitment to strengthen the Alliance further and to enhance deterrence in a complex regional and global security environment. More»
- Nuclear Arms Control
Under Secretary Gottemoeller (Dec. 18): "As we push those nations to accept their own global and ethical responsibilities, the United States will maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear arsenal for the defense of our nation and our allies." Full Text»
- Ebola Response
The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»
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