Washington, DC - The United States is shocked and saddened by the attack against former Foreign Secretary Riaz Rahman, and hope for his speedy recovery.

Washington, DC - The Department of State has designated Maulana Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Fazlullah, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Fazlullah, and the freezing of all property and interests of Fazlullah that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons.

Washington, DC - Pakistan Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Islamabad on January 13, 2015, for the fifth Ministerial level Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue. The last Ministerial level session of the Strategic Dialogue was held in Washington on 27 January 2014.

Washington, DC - The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States applaud the extraordinary efforts of Bernardino Leon, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, and welcome his announcement of a new round of political dialogue in Geneva next week.

Washington, DC - The United States and Honduras have built a strong, longstanding relationship based on mutual respect, cooperation, and common goals. Today, the United States and Honduras held a High Level Security Dialogue and discussed areas where we can continue to work together to prevent and reduce crime, hold accountable narcotraffickers and other criminals, and further strengthen judicial institutions.

Washington, DC - The United States condemns the recent escalation of attacks on civilians carried out by Boko Haram, which shows no regard for human life. All those responsible for these recurring terrorist attacks must be held accountable.