Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson spoke by phone with Burma's Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on October 26 to express concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine State.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Austria on the anniversary of your national day on October 26.

Washington, DC - The United States urges all Kenyans to remain calm, reject violence, and uphold the principles of their Constitution in the election scheduled for tomorrow. We are deeply concerned about the continuing efforts of both parties to interfere with and undermine the independent operation of the electoral commission, the judiciary, and other essential institutions. We also condemn the attack on the bodyguard of the Deputy Chief Justice.

Washington, DC - Briefing by Deputy Secretary of State Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy on Burma:

Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania - A group of 22 multinational NATO delegates led by Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener, U.S. deputy military representative, NATO Military Committee, visited Deveselu, Romania, today.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned about rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms. We are particularly troubled by reports of excessive use of force by security forces and reports that Government-sponsored vigilantes are using force and the threat of force to disrupt protests and intimidate civilians. The United States is also concerned with the Government of Togo’s decision to restrict demonstrations during the workweek and to arrest a prominent imam in the city of Sokode.