Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan’s message on the Occasion of Nowruz

As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy Nowruz. Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, ...
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Joint Statement by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries

On the occasion of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Vienna, we the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries — Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and French Permanent Representative Véronique Roger-Lacan — remain united in our commitment to mediating a peaceful settlement ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the World Petroleum Council Congress Opening Ceremony

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you very much for the very kind recognition, and it is a real delight to be with all of you this evening. I want to thank Dr. Toth. I certainly want to thank the World Petroleum Congress for this very prestigious award and the recognition. When I was notified that I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta at Fourth of July Reception

Mr. Minister, Excellencies, dear friends – welcome to our Fourth of July celebration.  Thank you for joining us this evening. This year, as well as celebrating 241 years of U.S. independence, we celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan.  It is also 99 years since Azerbaijan became an independent state in 1918, inaugurating a ...
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Statement by U.S. Department of State on Recent Violence and Casualties in Nagorno-Karabakh

The United States is deeply concerned over the recent violations of the ceasefire, which have resulted in multiple casualties on the Line of Contact over the last week. We urge the sides to avoid escalation and encourage immediate consideration of measures to reduce tensions along the Line of Contact and the international border between Armenia ...
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Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta’s Remarks at Iftar Hosted at His Residence

As-salaam-u-alaikum.  I am very pleased to welcome you to the Residence for tonight’s Iftar.  It is an honor to host you. I would like to welcome all of the distinguished religious leaders, government officials, and diplomatic colleagues, and I especially want to acknowledge Rashad Aliyarli, from the Caucasus Muslim Board who is with us this ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At its core, the spirit of Ramadan ...
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Statement by the Secretary on the Manchester Attack

Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack in Manchester, U.K. While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are working closely with the British government and supporting their efforts to investigate and respond to this attack.
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President Donald J. Trump visited the 9/11 Memorial at NATO headquarters

During his visit to Brussels, President Donald J. Trump visited the 9/11 Memorial at NATO headquarters. The Memorial – a steel beam from the 107th floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower in New York City – commemorates the support America’s NATO Allies and partners offered after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France, and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America, released the following statement today: According to information collected from multiple reliable sources, on 15 May, Azerbaijani armed forces fired a missile across the Line of Contact, striking military equipment. ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. They are the guardians of democratic values and ideals. The ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Nowruz Message

I wish a joyful and prosperous Nowruz to all those around the world celebrating this ancient tradition that marks the beginning of spring and the beginning of a new year. Millions of people across the world, including communities in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

Moscow, Paris, Washington, 26 February, 2017 The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America, released the following statement today: According to reports from the Ministries of Defense of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as other sources, in the ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s remarks at the UN Security Council “Conflicts in Europe” session

“Thank you, Foreign Minister Klimkin, for chairing this important and timely open debate.  Thank you also to Secretary-General Guterres, Secretary-General Zannier, and Secretary-General Schmid for your comprehensive briefings. It can be tempting to take Europe’s peace and security for granted.  Europe is a continent of strong, stable democracies.  And Europe is a continent of flourishing ...
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President Trump’s Inaugural Address

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its ...
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Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta’s Remarks during the celebration of Independence Day

Mr. Minister, Excellencies, dear friends – welcome to our annual Fourth of July celebration. Thank you for joining us. This year, we mark two important anniversaries: 240 years of American and 25 years of Azerbaijani independence. It’s a perfect time for our two countries to reflect on what binds us, on how far we’ve come, ...
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U. S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink’s Remarks after June 23-24 Trip to Azerbaijan

I am really pleased to be back in Azerbaijan. During this visit, I have had the chance to meet the President, Foreign Minister, opposition groups, and recently released political prisoners. My goal has been to institutionalize the deepening cooperation with Azerbaijan across the three aspects of our relationship: security, economy and energy, and democracy and ...
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