Obama pledges support to Japan in islands dispute

Obama pledges support to Japan in islands dispute

TOKYO , April 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said a bilateral defense treaty covers islands contested by China and Japan and that it supports Japanese claims.
Ed Adamczyk

U.S.Secretary of State Kerry expresses 'regret' over diplomat incident

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to contain the escalating diplomatic crisis with New Delhi over the arrest of a female Indian diplomat in New York.

Ex-official stands by Manning comment

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. State Department spokesman said Monday he does not regret criticizing the treatment of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, held in the WikiLeaks case.

Crowley out after dissent on Manning

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley was out of a job Sunday after criticizing the prison treatment of accused leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Clinton spokesman: Leaker treatment stupid

Clinton spokesman: Leaker treatment stupid

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (UPI) -- P.J. Crowley, spokesman for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, called the Defense Department's treatment of the accused WikiLeaks leaker "stupid."

U.S. sticks to immunity in Davis case

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Washington insists that embassy employee Raymond Davis has diplomatic immunity in Pakistan despite a ruling by a lower court in Lahore, a spokesman said.

U.S. concerned for Suu Kyi's safety

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Washington called on authorities in Myanmar to ensure pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is safe, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. stands firm on Davis case in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Washington and Islamabad enjoy strong bilateral ties despite disagreements over the status of a U.S. diplomat under arrest in Pakistan, a spokesman said.
U.S. stands by Iraqi military agreement

U.S. stands by Iraqi military agreement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. military relationship with Iraq is outlined by a bilateral agreement that calls for U.S. forces to leave at the end of the year, a spokesman said.
Cairo back on air, but press still at risk

Cairo back on air, but press still at risk

CAIRO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Cameras were rolling again Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but the Egyptian government was still interfering with the press, reporters said.

U.S. maintains 'strong' ties to Jordan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. interests in the Middle East are driving a static relationship with a new Cabinet in the Jordanian government, a U.S. government spokesman said.

U.S. weighing options for Tunisia

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Washington is exploring ways in which to help the Tunisian people have more influence over their future, a U.S. State Department spokesman said.

U.S. can advise, but Egyptians manage fate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The United States encourages political reform in Egypt, but what happens in Egypt will be controlled by Egyptians, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

U.S. to help Tunisia with reforms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomats are in Tunisia to help the country lay the groundwork for democratic elections in the wake of the revolution, a State Department spokesman said.
Future of U.S. ambassador to Libya unclear

Future of U.S. ambassador to Libya unclear

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The future of the U.S. ambassador to Libya was being discussed in Washington Thursday after his diplomatic cables were leaked, State Department officials said.
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