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Statement by President Barack Obama on Armenian Remembrance Day

This year we mark the centennial of the Meds Yeghern, the first mass atrocity of the 20th Century. Beginning in 1915, the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire were deported, massacred, and marched to their deaths. Their culture and heritage in their ancient homeland were erased. Amid horrific violence that saw suffering on all sides, one and a half million Armenians perished.

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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres

During their meeting, they discussed the grave humanitarian crises facing Africa and the Middle East – from Kenya to Syria to Yemen – and addressed the significant needs of refugees and other displaced and conflict-affected persons.

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Statement by the President on the 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

“As we prepare for the Ninth Review Conference of the NPT, the United States stands ready to work with other NPT Parties to achieve a successful outcome that reinforces the vitality of this Treaty which is so fundamental to global security.”

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President and First Lady Launch “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

“Every girl on this planet deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. And that includes the chance to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her own choosing, to chart her own destiny.”

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Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama close up photo

Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.

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Foreign Policy Excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. January 20, 2015 Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Following are foreign policy excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. The full transcript of the speech is available on the White House website. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of […]

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Statement by the President on the Death of Kenji Goto

The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL.

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President Obama on Death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address

America, for all that we have endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

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President Obama Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day 2015

Today, we celebrate an early milestone in the long history of one of our country’s fundamental liberties.

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