"President Trump called on Venezuela on February 15 to release opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez. Lopez was sentenced last year to nearly 14 years in prison on the specious charges of inciting anti-government protests in 2014. The Venezuelan Supreme Court denied his appeals on February 16.

"The Venezuelan government continues to arrest and imprison citizens from across...
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Venezuela: Political Prisoners Should be Released Immediately

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This is his first official trip as Secretary of State.
Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by...
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Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Peace Process in Sudan

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Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for the first time with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. Secretary Tillerson and Minister Wang noted the recent call between leaders and discussed efforts to advance bilateral cooperation while addressing differences in a constructive manner. Secretary Tillerson also highlighted the increasing threat posed by North Korea’s...
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Secretary Tillerson's Meeting with Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi

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The U.S. Department of State is proud to host the eighth annual Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference today in Washington, D.C. The conference will welcome approximately 200 students and faculty from almost fifty different HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institution (PBIs) across the United States. The goal of this conference is to provide students from HBCUs...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This is his first official trip as Secretary of State.
Today the U.S., the Republic of Korea, and Japan condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s February 12, 2017 ballistic missile test. All parties emphasized that North Korea must abandon its proscribed nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson affirmed that the United States remains steadfast in its defense...
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The G-20 was created in 1999 as a forum to bring together finance ministers and central bank governors from some of the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies to improve cooperation on issues affecting the international financial system. The engagement allows the U.S. to address issues that could affect our efforts to increase prosperity and security here at home. As we confront new...
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The G-20: What it is and Why it Matters to the United States

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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Foreign Minister Lavrov and I had a productive meeting and we discussed a range of issues of mutual concern.

As I made clear in my Senate confirmation hearing, the United States will consider working with Russia where we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people.

Where we do not see eye to eye, the United States...
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Remarks Following Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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On February 16, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, in addition to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, to discuss the current situation in #Yemen and how the international community can work together to strengthen cooperation to resolve the conflict.

The Secretary underscored the United States’ continued...
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Meeting on Yemen

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This is his first official trip as Secretary of State.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This is his first official trip as Secretary of State.
President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu held a joint press conference today at the White house. A transcript of their remarks is available here: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]. 

Joint Press Conference w/ Prime Minister Netanyahu

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]. #G20Bonn
The U.S. Department of State is proud to host the eighth annual Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference in Washington, DC later this week. The conference will welcome approximately 200 students and faculty from almost fifty different HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institution (PBIs) across the United States. The goal of this conference is to provide students...
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Why We Love #HBCUsatState

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2017.
With little fanfare, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature on February 14, 1967. This landmark treaty led to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean. This treaty was indeed groundbreaking. For the first time in history, the nations of a populated region joined together to draft an agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons in their territories. ...
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Celebrating 50 Years of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani at the U.S. Department of State today in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, #Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State.

While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings. Secretary Tillerson will also meet with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Saudi...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

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This week marks the six-year anniversary of the detention without formal charges of former senior Iranian officials and 2009 presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife and women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard. They all remain under house arrest in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We call for the immediate release of these individuals and...
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Six-Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard

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