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Speeches, Statements & Releases

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

Ambassador Dunn at a Briefing on the UN Security Council Trip to Europe and Africa

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

U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador David B. Dunn

2014-08-19

Thank you, Mr. President, for scheduling today’s briefing and for initiating this very worthy mission by the Council. On behalf of Ambassador Power, let me thank all of you for... Read More

Ambassador Power on World Humanitarian Day

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

2014-08-19

Each August 19, I remember with sadness the great humanitarian diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose violent death in Baghdad eleven years ago, alongside 21 others, prompted the UN to... Read More

Secretary Kerry on World Humanitarian Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-19

We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of... Read More

World Humanitarian Day 2014: Risking Their Lives for Others

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-08-19

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to honor aid workers striving to save and improve lives around the globe. In my travels throughout the year, I’ve met aid workers... 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

NSC Spokesperson on Reports of Russian Armored Military Column in Ukraine

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden

2014-08-15

We are working to gather more information regarding reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine. We are not currently in a position to... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on Iraq

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-08-14

Today, Iraqis took another major step forward in uniting their country. We commend Prime Minister Maliki for his decision to support Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in his efforts to form... Read More

Maliki Steps Aside and Supports Al-Abadi

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-14

We commend the important and honorable decision by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to support Prime Minister-designate Haider Al-Abadi in his efforts to form a new government and develop a national... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kerry

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Important Step in Iraq's Government Formation Process

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-11

The United States welcomes Iraqi President Fuad Masum’s charging of the nominee of the largest bloc in the Council of Representatives, Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, with the formation of a new... Read More

U.S. Delegation to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-08-11

The United States is pleased to announce a broad senior-level interagency delegation that will appear before the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on August 13 and 14 in... 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

Secretary Kerry Remarks With Afghan Officials After Their Meeting

United Nations Assistance Mission - Kabul, Afghanistan

Secretary of State John Kerry; UNAMA Special Representative Jan Kubis; Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah Abdullah; Afghan Presidential Candidate Ashraf Ghani

2014-08-08

MR. ABDULLAH: Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to inform our people at this very critical moment of our history that today myself, our teams, and Dr. Ashraf Ghani... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine

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

2014-08-08

Thank you. Assistant-Secretary-General Simonovic, thank you and your team for the thorough research contained in this report. This is an extremely challenging time for the people of Ukraine. No one... 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

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



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