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Press Releases: January 2014



-02/01/14  Remarks at Munich Security Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
-01/31/14  "We Are All Athletes" Video: Showcasing Diversity and Inclusiveness; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  2014 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Appointment of Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Cities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Uganda and Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Background Briefing on Geneva II Process and the Overall Situation in Syria; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Amman, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Ramallah January 25 - 31; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Department of State's Role in the Extradition Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Keystone XL Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  London 11 Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  Remarks With German Chancellor Angela Merkel Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; German Chancellery; Berlin, Germany
-01/31/14  Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Berlin Tegel Airport; Berlin, Germany
-01/31/14  Remarks on the Release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone Pipeline;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Via Teleconference
-01/30/14  Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland Travel to Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Ukraine, January 31 - February 6; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/30/14  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin and Munich, Germany; Via Teleconference
-01/30/14  Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/30/14  Taken Question: SIGAR Ministerial Assessments Audit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout: "Traveling to Support Team USA in Sochi? What to Expect at the 2014 Winter Olympics"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Formation of New Tunisian Government;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects New Vice Chair, Re-Elects Chairman for 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Remarks With Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Remarks at the 15th Annual Awards for Corporate Excellence;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Secretary Kerry's Travel to Germany;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Secretary of State John Kerry Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Senior Advisor for Burma Judith Cefkin Travels to U.K., Bangladesh, and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/29/14  Third Amendment to the Agreement for Cooperation Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/14  Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/14  Attacks in Northeast Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/14  Secretary of State John Kerry to Present 2013 Awards for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/14  U.S. Designated a Champion Country in the UN Global Education First Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  2014 U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Croatia Joins Global Equality Fund as a Partner;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Exchange Alumni Return to United States as IVLP Gold Stars; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Ratification of the New Tunisian Constitution;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Remarks at the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Special Screening of "There Was Once"; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  U.S. Delegation to African Union Summit; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/26/14  Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Jordan and Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/26/14  Election-related Unrest in Thailand;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/26/14  U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/25/14  Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield's Travel to Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/25/14  Conclusion of National Dialogue in Yemen;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/25/14  Conviction of Xu Zhiyong;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/25/14  Finalization of the Philippines - Moro Islamic Liberation Front Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/25/14  India Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/24/14  Background Briefing on Security at the Sochi Olympics; Office of the Spokesperson; Teleconference
-01/24/14  Bombing Attacks in Egypt;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/24/14  Opening of U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/24/14  Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
-01/24/14  Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien to Lead First U.S. Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Ireland, Northern Ireland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/24/14  Travel of Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/24/14  Violence in Northern Rakhine State; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Assistant Secretary Brownfield's Travel to the West Bank and Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Australia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Execution of Mexican National Edgar Arias Tamayo;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
-01/23/14  Signing of the Cessation of Hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and the Opposition Forces;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Departure of Special Representative Farah Pandith;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/23/14  Terrorist Designation of Ziyad al-Nakhalah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/22/14  Director McKean Travel to Hungary and Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/22/14  Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Annual Report Highlights Program's Impact Around the World; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/22/14  Intervention at the Geneva ll International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
-01/22/14  List of U.S.-China Cooperative Projects; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/22/14  Reported Deaths in Ukraine Street Clashes;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/22/14  Solo Press Availability at the Geneva II International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
-01/22/14  U.S. Department of State, Smithsonian Institution, and National Park Service Launch the "Diplomacy in Action" Free Webinar with Digital Badge for Educators and Students; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/21/14  Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard To Travel to Brussels, Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/21/14  Political Tensions in Thailand;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/21/14  U.S. Welcomes Selection of New Transitional President of the Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Montreux and Davos, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Briefing on Iran and Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action from November 24, 2013 in Geneva Between the P5+1 and The Islamic Republic of Iran and Provision of Limited, Temporary, and Targeted Sanctions Relief; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Overview of Temporary Suspension of Certain U.S. Sanctions Pursuant to the Initial Understanding Between the P5+1 and Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Statement on Geneva II;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/20/14  Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/19/14  UN Secretary General's Invitation to Iran to Attend Geneva II;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/18/14  Attack on Restaurant in Kabul;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/18/14  Egypt's Constitutional Referendum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/18/14  Final Results of Madagascar's Presidential Election;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/18/14  Syrian Opposition Coalition Votes to Attend Geneva II Peace Negotiations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travels to China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore January 20-27; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Joint Press Availability With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Remarks With Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  Remarks at the Launch of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  The Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/17/14  U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Additional Contribution to International Organization for Migration Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Ethiopian Migrants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Deputy Secretary Burns Meeting with Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Jilani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Deputy Secretary William Burns Travels to Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo January 19-24; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Disappearance of Ilham Tohti;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Killing of Joseph Sanchez, an LGBT Teenager in Belize;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Murder of Dimitrije Janicijevic;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Passage of Undemocratic Legislation in Ukrainian Parliament;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Briefing Room; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Secretary Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden To Deliver Remarks on 100,000 Strong in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/16/14  Workshop on Government Procurement and Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Benghazi Accountability Review Board Implementation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Press Availability at the Syria Donors' Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
-01/15/14  Remarks With Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
-01/15/14  Remarks at the Delegation Pledging Session of the Syria Donors' Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
-01/15/14  Secretary Kerry Launches 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Secretary Kerry Travel to Montreux, and Davos, Switzerland;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Selecting Transitional Leaders in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  United States and Bulgaria Sign Agreement To Protect Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria; Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
-01/14/14  Deputy Secretary Burns Meeting With Indian Ambassador S. Jaishankar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/14/14  Remarks After Meeting With Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Parolin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Richardson; Rome, Italy
-01/14/14  Secretary Kerry To Host North American Ministerial; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/14/14  Twentieth Anniversary of Historic Step to Remove Nuclear Weapons from Ukraine;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  Agreement Extended To Further Protect Archaeological Heritage of China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  Background Briefing on the Implementation Plan of the P5+1 and Iran's First Step Nuclear Agreement; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  Deep Concern with Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  North American Ministerial;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/13/14  Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
-01/13/14  Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
-01/13/14  Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Africa; Washington, DC
-01/12/14  Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
-01/12/14  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
-01/12/14  Update on P5+1 Negotiations With Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/11/14  Death of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/11/14  The 20th Anniversary of the Partnership for Peace;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Turkmenistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Assistant Secretary of State Russel's Travel to London and Brussels January 13-15; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard and Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman Travel to Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Kuwait City; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Death of Robert Pastor;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  International Space Exploration Forum Summary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Migration Talks With Cuba;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Terrorism Designations FAQs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/14  Terrorist Designations of Three Ansar al-Shari'a Organizations and Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/09/14  International Space Exploration Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/14  San Juan Passport Agency Opens to Provide U.S. Passports for Emergency Travel for American Citizens; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/14  Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman to Represent U.S. Department of State for the "No Lost Generation" Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/14  Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva, Switzerland, Moscow, Russia, and Paris, France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/14  Updated Secretary Kerry Travel to Paris, Vatican City, and Kuwait City;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland Travel to the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, and France, January 7 - 13; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Secretary Kerry Hosts the Unaccompanied Tour Families Holiday Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Vietnam, Cambodia, and China; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  Terrorist Designation of Qari Saifullah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  The U.S. Department of State Hosts the International Space Exploration Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/06/14  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials; Office of the Spokesperson; ERT Washington, DC
-01/06/14  China Destroys Illegal Wildlife Products;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/06/14  Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on How Young People Are Transforming the Health World; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/06/14  Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/06/14  Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman to Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/05/14  Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Benin, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa January 7-17; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/05/14  Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Meeting With Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud;  Secretary of State John Kerry; King Khalid International Airport; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-01/05/14  Remarks at Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
-01/04/14  Beginning of Direct Talks on South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/04/14  Remarks With Lead Negotiator for the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat After Meeting With Palestinian Authority President Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a Presidential Compound; Ramallah
-01/03/14  Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/03/14  Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp travel to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/03/14  Drawdown of Diplomatic Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/03/14  Myanmar's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/02/14  Arson Attack at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/02/14  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah; Via Teleconference
-01/02/14  Remarks With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem
-01/02/14  Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/02/14  Submission of the 2014 Climate Action Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/01/14  Haiti's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-01/01/14  On the Occasion of the Republic of Sudan's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC

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