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Press Releases on Near Eastern Affairs


2015
-05/20/15  Background Briefing on Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/19/15  Shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
-05/14/15  Second Meeting of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group Issues Communique to Combat Kidnapping for Ransom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/14/15  U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein's Travel to Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/13/15  Statement to Press at NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Antalya, Turkey
-05/11/15  Background Briefing to Preview Secretary Kerry's Travel to Russia and Turkey; En Route Sochi, Russia
-05/11/15  Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/11/15  Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/06/15  Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting With IKR President Barzani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/05/15  Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Terrorists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/15  Departure of Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/28/15  Investing in the Future of Egypt; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/28/15  Terrorist Designations of Hizballah Operatives Meliad Farah, Hassan el-Hajj Hassan, and Hussein Atris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/27/15  United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/24/15  Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman To Deliver Remarks on the P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/17/15  U.S. Condemns Erbil Attack; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/16/15  Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/15/15  Deputy Secretary Blinken and Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi Brief the Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/14/15  Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq; Washington, DC
-04/14/15  Terrorist Designation of Ali Ouni Harzi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/15  Joint Statement on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/15  The Conviction of Mr. Mohamed Soltan; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/09/15  Joint Statement of the Third Session of the U.S.-Kingdom of Morocco Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/08/15  Joint Communique on the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/06/15  Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Amman, Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/06/15  Condemning the Deaths of Red Cross/Red Crescent Staff in Syria and Yemen; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/06/15  Countering Radical Ideologies Through People-to-People Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/06/15  Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travels to Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/15  Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/15  Terrorist Attacks in Sinai; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/28/15  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/28/15  Solidarity March in Tunis, Tunisia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/25/15  Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland; En Route to Switzerland
-03/25/15  Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support in Battle for Tikrit;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-03/25/15  Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-03/21/15  Relocation of U.S. Personnel From Yemen;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
-03/20/15  Establishment of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group in Rome, Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/20/15  Joint Announcement by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency on Bilateral Space Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/20/15  On the Passing of President Rouhani's Mother;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/20/15  Recent Violence in Yemen;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
-03/19/15  Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sarmin, Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/19/15  Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/18/15  Attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/17/15  Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Lausanne, Switzerland
-03/16/15  Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks With Iran; Lausanne, Switzerland
-03/14/15  Press Availability in Sharm el-Sheikh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
-03/13/15  New Non-Lethal Assistance for the Syrian Opposition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/13/15  Repatriation of Cultural Treasures to the Republic of Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/12/15  Background Briefing Previewing Travel to Egypt; En route to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
-03/09/15  Eighth Anniversary of Disappearance of Robert Levinson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/09/15  Secretary of State John Kerry to Travel to Egypt and Switzerland;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/06/15  ISIL's Destruction of Historical Heritage and Archeological Treasures;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/04/15  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations; Montreux, Switzerland
-03/04/15  Remarks in Montreux, Switzerland;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
-03/03/15  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Saudi Arabia; Via Teleconference
-03/01/15  Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Algeria and Tunisia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/24/15  Recent Attacks on Civilians in Syria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-02/18/15  The Detention of Mazen Darwish by the Assad Regime;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/17/15  Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/17/15  Readout of Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski and Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to Baghdad and Erbil, Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/17/15  United States Provides $125 Million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/14/15  Four Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Green Movement Leaders;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-02/10/15  The Death of Kayla Jean Mueller;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/10/15  Yemen;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-02/09/15  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski's Travel to Turkey and Engagement With Syrian Civil Society and Opposition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/09/15  Science Envoy Travels to Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/09/15  Terrorist Designation of Denis Cuspert; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/08/15  Quartet Principals' Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
-02/07/15  Background Briefing in Munich, Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
-02/06/15  Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/03/15  Secretary Kerry Hosts Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/15  ISIL Murder of Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/29/15  The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Egypt;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/28/15  Attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/15  Hezbollah's Attack on Israeli Defense Forces;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/24/15  ISIL Murder of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/22/15  Developments in Yemen;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/22/15  On the Death of King Abdullah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/16/15  General John R. Allen's Remarks to the Press at U.S. Embassy Baghdad;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Baghdad, Iraq
-01/16/15  Statement on ICC Prosecutor's Decision;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
-01/15/15  Sentence of Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/12/15  Assistant Secretary Countryman Travels to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and U.A.E. for Nonproliferation Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/11/15  Suicide Attack in Tripoli, Lebanon;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/15  Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/15  Regarding Palestinian Efforts to Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/15  Statement on the Sentence of Saudi Human Rights Activist Raif Badawi;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/07/15  On the Explosion at the Police Academy of Sana'a;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/06/15  Oil Tanker Bombing in Derna, Libya;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/06/15  U.S. Donates 250 MRAP Vehicles, Continues Security Assistance in Fight Against ISIL; Washington, DC


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