Today, Iraqis took another major step forward in uniting their country.
Ambassador Susan Rice on Prime Minister Maliki’s decision to step aside and support Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, August 14, 2014

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice previews the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit where President Obama will welcome nearly 50 African heads of state to Washington, as well as leaders from across Africa’s civil society, private sector and faith communities.

Yesterday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke from the New America Foundation to explain why Syria’s use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security, and why it is in our national interest to undertake limited military action to deter future use. Read more on DipNote at http://go.usa.gov/DZNx.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, comments on Sudan and South Sudan at the United Nations in New York, New York on January 8, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/202589.htm

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Agreements between Sudan and South Sudan

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, NY
September 27, 2012


We welcome the important agreements signed today between Sudan and South Sudan. The understandings reached on security, oil, financial, nationality and trade issues testify to courageous leadership on both sides and skilled diplomacy by President Thabo Mbeki and the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel. Just a few months ago, Sudan and South Sudan were on the brink of war. Today’s agreements demonstrate the impact that strong, united action by the UN Security Council can have on some of the world’s most challenging situations. The Security Council’s adoption of resolution 2046, endorsing the AU Roadmap and setting forth clear obligations on both sides, helped to chart a path out of conflict.

If implemented swiftly and effectively, these agreements will bring enormous benefits to people in both Sudan and South Sudan, lay a foundation for resolution of the remaining issues, and promote lasting peace. The grave humanitarian crises in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile are unacceptable, and it is imperative that Sudan grant immediate and unhindered humanitarian access to help those in desperate need. We have seen before that the situation in the Two Areas and along the border can unravel efforts to chart a brighter future for both sides. All concerned must build on today’s historic step to fulfill the promise of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and resolve the final status of the disputed border area of Abyei.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivers remarks on Sudan and South Sudan at the United Nations in New York, New York on September 7, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, comments on Syria at a Security Council Stakeout at the United Nations in New York, New York on June 8, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, comments on Syria at the United Nations in New York, New York on May 30, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

Watch Live: Ambassador Rice Discusses Foreign Policy in a Google+ Hangout

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting on March 16, 2011, at UN headquarters in New York. [AP File Photo]

Today, join Ambassador Susan E. Rice and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof as they break ground on the frontier of social media and U.S. foreign policy. In a live Google+ Hangout, Ambassador Rice and Mr. Kristof will discuss the world’s most pressing challenges and America’s role in an increasingly interconnected world. They will be joined live by a selection of citizens who will ask questions from the U.S. and overseas. 

Watch the conversation live at 2:30 p.m. EST on The Times’s homepage or on the New York Times Google+ page, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag…more »

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, comments on Syria at the United Nations in New York, New York on May 8, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]