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Madagascar National Day

On behalf of the citizens of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Madagascar as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence on June 26.

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Statement from the Press Secretary

The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack.



Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Parachinar and Quetta on Friday.

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Statement on the Human Rights Council Resolution Establishing an International Investigation into the Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution establishing an international team that will investigate mass atrocities occurring in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The violence in the Kasais, which has left more than 3,000 people dead and over one million displaced since last August, is the result of the DRC government’s failure to hold elections in accordance with the country’s constitution.

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Statement by the U.S. government delegation to the 2017 Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

The following is the text of the statement of the U.S. delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 23, 2017.

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities.

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Statement on US-Russia relations

We regret that Russia has decided to turn away from an opportunity to discuss bilateral obstacles that hinder U.S.-Russia relations.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to congratulate him on his recent elevation. The President and the Crown Prince committed to close cooperation to advance our shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East and beyond.

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