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Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Disappeared

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-30

Countless people around the world are haunted by the disappearance of a loved one. Those who vanished are neither alive nor dead. Their mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, family... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-08-28

The citizens of Ukraine celebrated the 23rd anniversary of their independence on August 24. They did so as the Russian Federation’s ongoing violations of OSCE principles and commitments, and its... Read More

Syria: Crimes Against Humanitarians on World Humanitarian Day 2014

U.S. Department of State

2014-08-27

World Humanitarian Day (August 19) recognizes the dedication and sacrices of national and international aid workers around the world. - View the image at full size as a... Read More

Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari

Office of the Spokesperson

2014-08-22

Secretary Kerry spoke with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari today to discuss the situation in Iraq. The Secretary expressed his strong support for the formation of a new government... Read More

USUN Remarks at a Security Council Open Debate on Conflict Prevention

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Political Minister Counselor, Christopher Klein

2014-08-21

Thank you very much, Mr. President, for convening this important discussion and thank you Mr. Secretary-General and Madame High Commissioner for your insightful and informative briefings. And also thank you,... Read More

President Obama on the Murder of James Foley

The Edgartown School - Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

President Barack Obama

2014-08-20

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Milestone in Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Program

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-18

Today, we mark a milestone in our unrelenting work to ensure the end of the Assad regime’s deadly chemical arsenal: The United States has finished neutralizing the regime’s deadliest chemical... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-18

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This sound system is really powerful. Today, I’d like to update the American people on two issues that I’ve been monitoring closely these last several... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote After Adoption of Security Council Resolution 2170 on ISIL and the al-Nusrah Front in Iraq and Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-15

Thank you. The growth of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Nusrah Front, and other associates of al-Qaeda represents a grave threat to the people of Syria... Read More

Ambassador Harper: Opening Remarks at U.S. Presentation to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chair, distinguished members of the Committee, representatives of civil society, ladies and gentlemen: I am Ambassador Keith Harper, the Representative of the United States to the UN... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-11

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I wanted to provide an update on recent developments in Iraq, including some important steps forward as Iraqis form a new government. Over the past... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-09

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq. First, American forces have conducted targeted... Read More

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Iraq

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-07

President Obama has acted expeditiously and appropriately in authorizing targeted military action and providing significant humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq at this very difficult moment when it is... Read More

Statement of the Principal Donors Group on Verdict in Case 002 of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York - New York, N.Y.

2014-08-07

The following is the text of a statement of the Principal Donors Group (PDG), a group of key contributing states working with the United Nations to support the Extraordinary Chambers... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-07

Thank you, Mr. President. And I would like to thank UK Minister Simmonds for calling together this important event. I’d also like to thank Angolan Defense Minister Lourenço, DRC Foreign... Read More

Statement by the Chair of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Washington, D.C., August 4-6, 2014

The White House

2014-08-06

I. Background President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to Washington, D.C., for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The largest event any U.S.... Read More

Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: The View from Lebanon

DipNote blog

2014-08-06

On July 30, Secretary Kerry announced the United States would give another $378 million in humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the Syrian crisis.  From the tragic situation in Gaza... Read More

Ambassador Power on Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Iraq

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-05

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) recent attacks on Sinjar and Tal Afar in Ninewa province that have reportedly led... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2014-08-05

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you -- not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg... Read More

U.S.-African Cooperation in Advancing Gender Equality

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“…e support societies that empower women -- because no country will reach its potential unless it draws on the talents of our wives and our mothers, and our sisters and... Read More



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