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President Obama: Statement on Libya Sanctions

2011-02-25

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The Libyan government’s continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the... Read More

President Obama's Executive Order: Libya

2011-02-25

The White House Office of the Press Secretary BLOCKING PROPERTY AND PROHIBITING CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO LIBYA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the... Read More

President Obama: Statement on the Anniversary of the Death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-02-23

One year ago today, the selfless and tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo galvanized the world’s attention to the ongoing mistreatment of those unjustly held by Cuban authorities for bravely... Read More

The United States Government Provides Grant to Help Increase and Strengthen Access to Justice in Afghanistan

Office of the Spokesman / Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

2011-02-23

The State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announced a $4.7 million grant to Global Rights for an innovative access to justice program in Afghanistan. The... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on Algeria – Lifting of Emergency Law

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley

2011-02-23

The United States welcomes the lifting of the State of Emergency Law, in place since 1992, as a positive step. We reaffirm our support for the universal rights of the... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on the Conviction of Congolese Military Officers Accused of Mass Rapes

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley

2011-02-23

The United States Government welcomes the February 21st verdict and sentencing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of nine military personnel found guilty of ordering and carrying out... Read More

Departments of the Treasury and State Announce Designations for Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Office of the Spokesman

2011-02-23

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State today announced the designation of two Iranian officials, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran Prosecutor General, and Mohammed Reza Naqdi, commander of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Iran

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-02-23

The United States remains deeply concerned by the persecution of Iranian citizens at the hand of their government. Over the past ten days, we have witnessed the bravery of thousands... Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Remarks With Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-02-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. I’m delighted to welcome a friend and a colleague and someone very familiar here in Washington back to the State Department in his new capacity... Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Social Media Dialogue with Dr. Ahmed Ghanim of Egypt’s Masrawy.com

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-02-23

MR. GHANIM: Madam Secretary, thank you for taking the time to sit with me today. SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much for having me. MR. GHANIM: More than 6,500 –... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on the One Year Commemoration of Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s Death

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley

2011-02-23

Today marks one year since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Cuban political prisoner who died following an eleven-week hunger strike calling for the release of his fellow political... Read More

President Obama: Remarks on Libya

2011-02-23

PLEASE ADD VIDEO The White House Grand Foyer 5:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Secretary Clinton and I just concluded a meeting that focused on the ongoing situation... Read More

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2011-02-22

See below for an answer to a question (marked with an asterisk) posed in the briefing that required follow up. *The President has not yet voted in Chicago’s municipal election. ... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on Uganda’s Elections

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley

2011-02-22

The United States applauds the people of Uganda for their participation in the February 18 presidential and parliamentary elections and congratulates President Yoweri Museveni on his reelection. The elections and... Read More

Remarks With Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-02-22

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. Before we begin, I’d like to say a few words about the Middle East. The United States continues to watch the situation in Libya with alarm.... Read More

Embassy Baghdad Appoints Coordinator on Minority Issues

Office of the Spokesman

2011-02-22

Embassy Baghdad has appointed Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition, Ambassador Peter Bodde, as Coordinator on Minority Issues. Ambassador Bodde will head the Embassy’s effort on the ground, working... Read More

William J. Burns: Remarks to Egyptian Press

2011-02-22

UNDER SECRETARY BURNS: Thank you very much and good afternoon. I am very happy to be back in Cairo. I first visited Egypt In 1974 when I was an 18... Read More

Under Secretary William J. Burns: Remarks at the Arab League, Cairo, Egypt

Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns

2011-02-21

Thank you very much. I'm delighted to be back in Cairo. I have just finished a very interesting and comprehensive conversation with Secretary General Amr Moussa about developments in Egypt... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Situation in Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-02-21

The world is watching the situation in Libya with alarm. We join the international community in strongly condemning the violence in Libya. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on the Implementation of Kenya’s New Constitution

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley

2011-02-20

Speaker of Parliament Kenneth Marende ruled on February 17 that President Kibaki's nominations to key judicial and budget positions were not consistent with the provisions of the new constitution, highlighting... Read More



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