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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: Yemen

Director Rathke (Mar. 26): "Secretary Kerry spoke...with the GCC foreign ministers about the situation in Yemen. He commended the work of the coalition taking military action against the Houthis, and noted the United States support for those coalition efforts." Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Rivkin's Travel

Mar. 27: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) and Japan March 29–April 8 to focus on trade and commercial advocacy and promote a free and open internet. More»

Arrest or Conviction of Cybercrime Fugitives

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

Retirement of Harry Reid

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 27): "Because of Harry Reid's time as Leader, more people in our country have good health care, the tax code's a little more fair, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, and we're investing more than ever in clean energy." 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»


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 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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