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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

2014-08-11

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

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

Secretary Kerry on Verdict from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-07

More than 30 years after the Khmer Rouge slaughtered some 1.7 million people, Cambodians have received a small measure of justice and a reminder that justice may not be swift,... 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

President Obama at Press Conference After U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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

Presiden Barack Obama

2014-08-06

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  As I think everyone knows by now, this first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has been the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted with African heads of state and government --... Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama at “Investing in Our Future,” a Symposium for Spouses on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C.

First Lady Michelle Obama

2014-08-06

MRS. OBAMA: Good morning. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you so much, everyone. Well, my name is Michelle Obama, and I am an African American woman. (Applause.) On behalf... Read More

President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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

President Barack Obama

2014-08-06

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everyone. Michelle and I were honored to host you and your wonderful spouses at dinner last night. I hope people didn’t stay out too late. The... 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

Ambassador DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

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

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-08-05

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Mr. Ging, for your briefing. Mr. President, as a result of ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians have had to flee... Read More

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

Office of the Vice President

2014-08-05

This afternoon, Vice President Biden met with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia. The Vice President thanked the President for Tunisia’s assistance in relocating U.S. personnel from Libya and offered his... 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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