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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Thailand

This is to advise U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand that political activists have announced plans to resume marches and lunch time “whistleblowing” protest activities in Bangkok this week in preparation for simultaneous mass rallies at key intersections in Central Bangkok beginning on Monday, January 13th. Currently, areas around the Democracy Monument and ... Read More»

Political Tensions in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The United States strongly supports democratic institutions and the democratic process in Thailand, a long-time friend and ally. Prime Minister Yingluck has called for elections as a way forward amid ongoing political tensions and demonstrations. We encourage all involved to resolve political differences peacefully and democratically in a way ... Read More»

Protests in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The U.S. Government is concerned about the rising political tension in Thailand and is following the ongoing demonstrations in Bangkok closely. We urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law. Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry At the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting September 27, 2013 New York, New York SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, thank you very much, Secretary Russel.  It’s great to have you aboard.  And I think everybody here appreciates your outreach and your efforts in the region, and I know everybody has confidence in your leadership. ... Read More»