Statement by the Secretary Tillerson on the Manchester Attack

Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack in Manchester, U.K. While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are working closely with the British government and supporting their efforts to investigate and respond to this attack.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC – April 19, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon, all. The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Today I’d like to address Iran’s alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more than one country at a time. Iran ...
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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder – a horrific massacre – of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core – stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy.  Those who serve under ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of Europe Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the European Union as it celebrates Europe Day. More than 65 years ago, on a continent still reeling from war, the Schuman Declaration created a vision of a united and peaceful Europe. Today, the European Union provides an enduring example of democracy, liberty, and ...
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International Roma Day – Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my best wishes to all Roma on International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Roma people everywhere, and the contributions that Roma make to our societies, including the over one million Americans of Romani descent. ...
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On the Occasion of Bulgaria’s National Day – Remarks by Secretary Kerry

On behalf of President Obama and the citizens of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bulgaria on your National Day. The friendship between the United States and Bulgaria is rooted in our shared commitment to democratic governance, security, human rights, and the rule of law. Both countries underscored that during my visit to ...
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President Barack Obama Proclamation on National African American History Month 2016

”African Americans have remained devoted to the proposition that all of us are created equal, even when their own rights were denied”, President Obama said. America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to ...
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Statement by President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT:  This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world.  That includes our diplomacy ...
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