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Secretary Kerry on Murder of James Foley

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-20

James Foley went to the darkest of places to shine the light of truth. Nothing could stop him from sharing with the world the reality of what was happening on... 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

USOSCE Condemnation of Violence Along the Armenian-Azerbaijani Line of Contact

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-08-14

The United States strongly condemns the violence along the Line of Contact that has resulted in significant casualties since July 31. We extend our condolences to the families of those... Read More

USOSCE on Ongoing Detentions and Arrests of Peaceful Activists in Azerbaijan

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-08-14

We urge the Government of Azerbaijan to halt the continuing arrests of peaceful activists, to stop freezing organizations’ and individuals’ bank accounts, and to release those who have been incarcerated... Read More

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

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-08-14

The United States joins other delegations in thanking the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting of the Permanent Council in order to discuss important and time-sensitive issues. The United States... Read More

Mayor of Birmingham Addresses Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

William Bell

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: To the Chair and distinguished members of the committee, I am William Bell. It is my honor to come before you as the 33rd Mayor of the City... Read More

Attorney General McDaniel: Opening Remarks to Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Thank you, Mr. Chairperson and distinguished members of the Committee, representatives of civil society, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Dustin McDaniel. I am the Attorney General of... 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

Catherine Lhamon: Opening Statement, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chairperson, Members of the Committee, and representatives of civil society: I am Catherine Lhamon and I serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States... Read More

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kappelhoff: Opening Statement Before CERD Committee

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mark Kappelhoff

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chairperson, distinguished Members of the committee, and representatives of civil society. My name is Mark Kappelhoff and I serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the... Read More



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