Category: Government

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the United States Response to Belarus’s Forced Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Continuing Attack on Fundamental Freedoms

Belarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight under false pretenses, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and the subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist, are a direct affront to international norms. These events took place amid an escalating wave of repression by the

FACT SHEET: United States – Republic of Korea Partnership

The United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) pledge to strengthen our alliance and to broaden its focus to address issues of critical importance to the Indo-Pacific region and the world. We will deepen our cooperation on advanced technologies, increase global vaccinations and protect the world from future pandemics,

Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat Regarding the Situation in Jerusalem

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat to express the United States’ serious concerns about the situation in Jerusalem, including violent confrontations at the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount during the last days of Ramadan. Mr. Sullivan highlighted recent engagements by

Readout of the White House’s Listening Session with Formerly Incarcerated Persons

Yesterday, in commemoration of Second Chance Month, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, and White House Counsel Dana Remus hosted a virtual discussion with formerly incarcerated individuals leading criminal justice reform efforts across the country. Too many people—disproportionately Black and brown people—are incarcerated. Too many

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resilience (CoRe) Partnership

Read more about the U.S. Japan Climate Partnership here The United States and Japan pledge to revitalize our Alliance and make practical commitments to fulfill its potential. Together we will advance innovation, end this pandemic and protect the world from future ones, combat the climate crisis, and enhance our people-to-people ties.

Statement from the President on the Beginning of Ramadan

Jill and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem. As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been.  In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot

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