US Concerned By China’s Provacative Military Activitiy Near Taiwan


CITY OF WASHINGTON (October 3, 2021)---The United States is very concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability. We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan. We have…

US Secretary of State Blinken Heads To Paris To Improve US-France Relations And The Transatlantic Allies


WASHINGTON (October 3, 2021)— U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to Paris, his first trip to France following an enhanced trilateral security partnership known as AUKUS (Australia, U.K., and the U.S.) that heightened tensions between the transatlantic allies. Experts said they expect Blinken, who has strong personal ties…

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Yemen


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 23, 2021)--The United States is providing more than $290 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen.  I am grateful to all our partners who also announced contributions today, and I am proud that the United States continues to lead the humanitarian response to…

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at a Joint Press Availability


SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon.  Let me first start by saying to Foreign Minister Maas, my friend Heiko, thank you so much for what has been a very productive almost-day in Germany.  We’ve been in very close contact from virtually my first day as Secretary of State.  We’re partners across a…

Sanctioning Cuban Officials in Response to Violence against Peaceful Protestors


CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021)--- In recent weeks, the United States imposed sanctions on Cuban military and security leaders and units in response to the Cuban regime’s violent suppression of peaceful protesters on and after July 11.  Today, we are enacting additional sanctions in connection with this repression.  We…