Readout: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2021)---Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed regional security challenges and the importance of continued cooperation in addressing these issues.  The Secretary addressed the U.S. approach towards a more peaceful, secure, and…

“Beijing Hints at What it Wants of US-China Relationship Through State Media”


CHINA (February 9, 2021)---today Chinese state-run media Xinhua published a series of four commentaries in which it called on the new U.S. administration to “lead the U.S.-China relationship back on track” after years of what one article called “casting poison” onto bilateral relations. “Treating China as a major strategic competitor…

“Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)--- "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the New START extension and the need for new arms control that addresses all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and the growing threat from China." "The…

“Assassination of Lebanese Activist Lokman Slim”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---the State Department issued this statement about the assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  "The United States condemns the heinous assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  We join the international community in calling for his killers to be…

Biden Echoed Former President Trump At the State Department “America Is Back” With Different Actions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden    Highlights: President Joseph Biden with Vice President Kamala Harris announced 'America is back' and declared 'diplomacy is back at the center'. Biden announced that his administration will end all support for offensive operations in Yemen and will appoint an envoy to…

Biden and Harris Delivers Remarks To US Department of State Employees


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the U.S. Department of State employees. Highlights: You are the faces of America abroad. Biden used the words of the former President Donald J. Trump--America is back. Biden added, diplomacy is back. You are…

“Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Minister of France on Lebanon”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2021)--- The text of the following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the occasion of the six-month anniversary of the Port of Beirut incident. Begin Text: Six months after the August 4 explosion which…