Signing of Protecting Power Arrangement for the United States in Venezuela

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 5, 2019 The United States and Switzerland reached an arrangement on April 5, 2019 regarding the Swiss acting as a protecting power for U.S. interests in Venezuela. Until further notice that the arrangement is operative, the Swiss will not be able to provide services. Where possible, ... Read More»

State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report for 2016

On August 15, 2017 the U.S. Department of State released the International Religious Freedom Annual Report 2016 , which provides details on the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories. In his remarks on the release of the report, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: “No one should have to live in fear, worship in secret, or face discrimination ... Read More»

State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report

On August 10 the U.S. State Department released the International Religious Freedom Report 2015 (PDF 63 KB).  At the event unveiling the report, Deputy Secretary Anthony Blinken said, “When a government denies religious liberty, it turns citizens who have done nothing wrong into criminals, igniting tension that breeds contempt, hopelessness, alienation.”  Switzerland Report (PDF 77 KB)  and  Liechtenstein Report (PDF 57 KB). Read More»
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