International Religious Freedom Report

Deputy Blinken Delivers Remarks on the 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Antony J. Blinken
Deputy Secretary of State
Press Briefing Room
Washington, DC
August 10, 2016


DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Morning, everyone. It is my pleasure today to join you to present the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2015. I especially want to thank Ambassador Saperstein and his entire team for their hard work to produce this report, and their focus on international religious freedom every single day of the year. Their commitment underscores a fact that no one should ever have to doubt: Support for religious liberty guides the United States and our foreign policy every single day. [Full Text]