All articles from: July, 2015

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack on Palestinian Village of Douma in Strongest Possible Terms

Terrorist Attack in Palestinian Village Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 31, 2015     The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms last night’s vicious terrorist attack in the Palestinian village of Douma. The arson attack on a family’s home in the dead of the night resulted in […]

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Secretary Kerry: Message on the Occasion of Switzerland’s National Day

Secretary Kerry speaks with President Obama from a hilltop above Montreux in September 2013.

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the Swiss government and people as you celebrate your National Day on August 1.

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The U.S. Assumes the Presidency of the Community of Democracies

On July 22, the 27-member Governing Council of the Community of Democracies (CD) unanimously endorsed the United States to serve as president of the CD for the 2015-2017 term.

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Ambassador Power: EOV on UN Security Council Resolution on MH17

The United States believes firmly that those who carried out this unspeakable crime cannot remain unnamed and unpunished.

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CJCS Dempsey: UN Peacekeeping Missions Serve to Advance Collective Security of all UN Members

Today, peacekeepers are being asked to shoulder more responsibility in combat zones than at any time in history. Peacekeeping operations are under greater strain than ever before. Because of this reality, we’re at a critical juncture for this body.

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U.S. Statement on Goals and Targets During Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

We think it is important to present to our heads of state, and ask them to commit to, an agenda with targets that are as clear, compelling, and technically sound as possible.

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U.S. Statement on Means of Implementation During Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

The success of our agenda will rise or fall on implementation, and the US remains committed to ensuring the most ambitious, serious path forward to achieving our goals.

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Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s Case

So under the terms of this agreement, Iran has agreed to remove 98 percent of its stockpile of enriched uranium, dismantle two-thirds of its installed centrifuges, and destroy – by filling it with concrete – the existing core of its heavy water plutonium reactor.

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Africa and its people helped to shape America and allowed it to become the great nation that it is.

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Fact Sheet: The Global Health Security Agenda

The United States has made a commitment to assist at least 30 countries over five years to achieve the targets of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).

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