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2009 Remarks on Near Eastern Affairs



-12/28/09  Statement by the President on the Attempted Attack on Christmas Day and Recent Violence in Iran; Kaneohe Bay Marine Base, Kaneohe, Hawaii
-12/15/09  Bahrain National Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-12/14/09  Remarks by President Obama and President Sleiman of Lebanon after Meeting; Washington, DC
-12/11/09  Iran: Violation of Security Council Resolutions;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; New York City
-12/10/09  Remarks on International Human Rights Day, Iran and Burma;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Security Council Stakeout; New York City
-12/10/09  Remarks on Iran and Resolution 1737;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Security Council Chamber; New York City
-12/08/09  Bombings in Iraq;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-12/08/09  Remarks With Quartet Representative Tony Blair Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-12/07/09  Remarks With Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mourad Medelci After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-12/07/09  Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Monroe Room; Washington, DC
-12/03/09  Robert Levinson's 1,000th Day Missing;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-11/27/09  Background Briefing With Senior Administration Officials on IAEA Board of Governors' Resolution on Iran; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-11/25/09  Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell ;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Washington, DC
-11/04/09  Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit (Revised);  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Presidential Palace; Cairo, Egypt
-11/04/09  Remarks on The Plane in Cairo, Egypt;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Cairo, Egypt, DC
-11/03/09  Briefing En Route Cairo;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Cairo, Egypt
-11/03/09  Remarks at Civil Society Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
-11/03/09  Remarks at Embassy Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
-11/03/09  Remarks at the Forum for the Future;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
-11/02/09  Secretary Clinton on the Middle East;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
-10/31/09  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Jerusalem
-10/28/09  A Regional Overview of the Middle East;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-10/25/09  Bombings in Baghdad;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-10/21/09  Remarks at the Israeli Presidential Conference 2009;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Jerusalem
-10/20/09  Remarks at the U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Conference;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Hyatt Regency; Washington, DC
-10/19/09  Remarks With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-10/13/09  Remarks Following Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Cairo, Egypt
-10/08/09  Remarks Following a Meeting With Israeli President Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-10/06/09  Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Economic Sanctions and Other U.S. Policy Options;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Opening Statement before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/01/09  Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
-10/01/09  Remarks by President Obama on the Meeting of the P5+1 Regarding Iran; Diplomatic Reception Room; Washington, DC
-09/30/09  Background Briefing by Senior U.S. Officials on P5+1 Talks; Geneva, Switzerland
-09/26/09  Briefing by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York, NY
-09/25/09  Interview With Harry Smith of Face the Nation;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; New York, NY
-09/23/09  Remarks At United Nations After P-5+1 Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; United Nations; New York City
-09/23/09  Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly; New York City
-09/23/09  Saudi National Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-09/22/09  Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; New York Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-09/22/09  Remarks by the President at Beginning of Trilateral Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/17/09  Middle East Envoy Mitchell Meets With Egyptian President Mubarak and Foreign Minister Gheit;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Presidental Palace;  Cairo, Egypt
-09/16/09  Ambassador Hill Comments on the Iraq Political System; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Baghdad, Iraq
-09/16/09  Middle East Envoy Mitchell Meets With Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Ramallah
-09/15/09  Special Envoy Mitchell Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-09/14/09  Middle East Envoy Mitchell Meets With Israeli President Shimon Peres; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-09/14/09  Middle East Envoy Mitchell Offers Condolences on Death of the Son of Columbia Astronaut Killed in F-16 Crash; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Tel Aviv, Israel
-09/10/09  Iraq: Report From the Field; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-08/26/09  Joint Statement by U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and Israeli Prime Minister ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-08/26/09  Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu;  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; London, United Kingdom
-08/21/09  President Obama Delivers Ramadan Message; The White House, Office of the Press Secretary; Washington, DC
-08/19/09  Bombings in Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Kirkuk, Iraq
-08/18/09  President Obama Welcomes Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak; Oval Office, The White House; Washington, DC
-08/15/09  Missing and Detained Americans in Iran;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-08/06/09  Interview With Fatuma Sanbur of IQRA FM;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Nairobi, Kenya
-08/03/09  Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-07/31/09  Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-07/29/09  Special Briefing by Ian Kelly;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
-07/28/09  Remarks After Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-07/27/09  Middle East Update; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-07/24/09  Press Conference With Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Via Digital Video Conference; Washington, DC
-07/24/09  Remarks With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-07/22/09  Statement of Samuel L. Kaplan, Ambassador-Designate to the Kingdom of Morocco Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/16/09  Remarks With Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-07/08/09  U.S.-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-07/01/09  Remarks With Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks prior to meeting; Washington, DC
-06/29/09  Situation in Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Baghdad, Iraq
-06/18/09  Current Situation In Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Washington, DC
-06/18/09  U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; Remarks in the Security Council Chamber; New York City
-06/17/09  Remarks With Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-06/16/09  Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell on His Recent Travel to the Region and Efforts Toward Achieving A Comprehensive Peace; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Washington, DC
-06/14/09  Press Availability After Meeting With French FM Kouchner; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Paris, France
-06/13/09  Remarks After Meeting With Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Damascus, Syria
-06/12/09  Seeking Comprehensive Peace in the Middle East; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Beirut, Lebanon
-06/11/09  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Cairo, Egypt
-06/09/09  Meetings With Israeli and Palestinian Leaders; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem and Ramallah
-06/08/09  Remarks With Visiting Middle East Democracy Activists Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-06/04/09  Interview With Greta Van Susteren of Fox News (As Aired);  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Cairo, Egypt
-06/04/09  President Obama's Speech in Cairo: A New Beginning; Cairo University; Cairo, Egypt
-06/04/09  Remarks by President Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Before Bilateral Meeting; Quba Palace; Cairo, Egypt
-06/03/09  Remarks by President Barack Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Before Their Meeting; King's Royal Farm; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-05/28/09  Remarks With Visiting Egyptian Democracy Activists Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-05/27/09  Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-05/27/09  Remarks With Roxana Saberi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-05/20/09  FY 2010 Budget for the Department of State;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-05/11/09  Remarks to the Media on Middle East Policy;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; New York City
-05/07/09  Remarks on Lebanon and Resolution 1559;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; Remarks During Security Council Consultations; New York City
-05/05/09  Remarks at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy's Annual Banquet; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Madelyn E. Spirnak, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Arlington, VA
-04/26/09  Secretary Clinton's Remarks After Meeting With Lebanese President Michel Sleiman;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Beirut, Lebanon
-04/25/09  Meet and Greet at Embassy Baghdad with Employees and U.S. Troops;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Secretary Clinton's Interview With James Rosen of Fox;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Town Hall with PRT Leaders and Iraqi Partners;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/22/09  Digital Video Conference With Members of the U.S. Delegation of New Media Technology Representatives Currently Traveling in Iraq; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Secretary Clinton With Libyan National Security Adviser Dr. Mutassim Qadhafi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/19/09  A Two-State Solution; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Cairo, Egypt
-04/18/09  Roxana Saberi;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/17/09  Special Envoy George Mitchell Meets With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Ramallah, West Bank
-04/16/09  Remarks by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell With Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman; Jerusalem
-04/16/09  Working Toward a Comprehensive Peace Settlement in the Middle East; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-04/08/09  Remarks With Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Dr. Taieb Fassi Fihri Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  President Obama Surprises Troops During Visit to Iraq; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  Remarks With UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-03/31/09  Secretary Clinton Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Hague, Netherlands
-03/25/09  Christopher Hill Nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Washington, DC
-03/24/09  Recent Developments in Lebanon; Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/18/09  Remarks with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-03/07/09  Acting Assistant Secretary Feltman Briefs on Meetings With Syrian Officials; Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Via Teleconference; Damascus, Syria
-03/06/09  U.S.-Syria Relations; Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Press Conference; Beirut, Lebanon
-03/03/09  Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Jerusalem
-02/27/09  Special Briefing: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Upcoming Travel to the Middle East and Europe; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-02/12/09  Anniversary of Former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri's Assassination;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-02/12/09  Welcoming Foreign Minister of Egypt;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-02/04/09  Remarks After Meeting with Quartet Envoy Tony Blair;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-02/03/09  Toward a Negotiated Agreement in the Middle East;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Special Envoy Mitchell After Their Meeting; Washington, DC
-01/30/09  Concern About Loss of Life and the Suffering in Gaza; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-01/29/09  Commitment to a Better Future for all Palestinians; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Remarks After Meeting With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Ramallah
-01/28/09  Special Envoy Mitchell Meets With Egyptian President Mubarak; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Cairo, Egypt
-01/28/09  Special Envoy Mitchell Meets With Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Jerusalem
-01/28/09  United States Is Committed to Israel's Security; Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell; Tel Aviv
-01/26/09  Aid to Gaza;  Special Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; New York City
-01/26/09  Threat of Iran's Nuclear Program;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; New York City
-01/22/09  Appointment of Special Envoy for the Middle East and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Announcement of appointment; Washington, DC
-State Department 100-Day Report

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