US State Department

Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for empowering multilateral institutions to defeat Covid-19. "Multilateralism is our best tool for tackling the global challenges we face, whether the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, …

U.S. tells Russia it won't rejoin Open Skies treaty

The Biden administration informed Russia on Thursday that it will not rejoin a key arms control pact, even as the two sides prepare for a summit next month between their leaders, the State Department said. U.S. officials said Deputy …

Washington issues 'Do not travel' warning for Belarus

The United States issued a warning for nationals not to travel to Belarus on Wednesday, citing arbitrary enforcement of laws, risk of detention and the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department issued its highest travel advisory …

U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will focus primarily on ensuring that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians holds during his visit to the region later on Monday, and work to get assistance delivered to the people of Gaza, a …

Blinken and Maas discuss Middle East

During a recent phone conversation, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed a range of issues, including Russia, Europe's energy policy, as well as the situation in the Middle East, the German …