All articles from: October, 2013

U.S. deeply concerned by escalating violence in Mozambique

The United States remains an advocate for peace and prosperity in Mozambique. We stand by the Mozambican people, who know the value and importance of peace.

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at Dedication of Winston Churchill Bust in U.S. Capitol

Sizing up this famous and inimitable expression forever now captured in bronze and forever here in the Capitol, we remember not just the stirring oratory that you heard us reminded of in the speeches thus far, oratory that literally rescued the world, gave hope to the world.

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Obama, Maliki to Discuss Extremist Threats to Iraq

People carrying casket covered by Iraqi flag (AP Images)

President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will discuss ways to counter the re-emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq, which now calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, when the Iraqi leader visits the White House.

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Lebanon’s Generosity to Syrian Refugees Supported by U.S. Aid

Shirtless Syrian refugee boy sitting on ground (AP Images)

Sometimes the helper needs help, as in the case of Lebanon, which has willingly provided safe haven for more than 800,000 refugees seeking to escape the violence in Syria.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Malta

We commend Malta’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights both domestically and internationally.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Congo

We commend the progress made by the Republic of the Congo to strengthen its judicial system, including taking steps to improve prison conditions.

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White House on Passing of Tadeusz Mazowiecki of Poland

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, a tireless and devoted advocate for human rights and democracy who persevered through imprisonment and hardship to become the first Prime Minister of a free Poland

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Kerry Says Arms Reduction Treaty Creates Openness, Lessens Risk

Secretary John Kerry speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discussing proliferation of nuclear weapons and international nuclear cooperation

A nuclear disarmament treaty signed by the U.S. and Russia three years ago is a practical, common-sense approach that is needed to address the nuclear weapons threat and it creates an openness not seen before in arms reduction efforts.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Israel

We commend Israel for its strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedom, and civil liberties.

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“New Silk Road” Vision Offers Afghanistan a Brighter Future

Cargo train in Mazar-i-Sharif (AP Images)

The U.S. is working with Afghanistan and countries in Central and South Asia to create an economically vibrant and interconnected region through the “New Silk Road” initiative, which will remove cross-border trade barriers.

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