Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue to ...
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President Trump’s National Security Strategy

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 18, 2017 The United States faces a 21st century global environment that presents unconventional threats from non-state actors, as well as challenges to our economic and national security from traditional state actors. Whether the threats are rogue nations seeking nuclear weapons, terrorists plotting to attack our ...
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On the Latest DPRK Provocation

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the second this month, in blatant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that reflect the will of the international community. All nations should take a strong public stance against ...
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On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 Statement by Secretary Tillerson Terrorist Attack in Kabul The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul. Targeting a busy city street at rush hour during the holy month of Ramadan is barbaric and has no possible justification. This act of terrorism demonstrates complete ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 26, 2017   On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection.  Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to ...
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Statement by the Secretary on the Manchester Attack

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 23, 2017 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 ...
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World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2017 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 ...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 24, 2017 Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day Today on Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising – we honor the six million Jews systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. We also remember all individuals targeted for persecution and ...
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