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Date: 02/05/2013 Description: Official portrait: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - State Dept Image

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Daily Press Briefing: Haiti
DIRECTOR TRUDEAU (DEC. 22): “As Haiti moves to the final round of elections, the United States reaffirms its commitment to working with the CEP and Haiti’s international partners in support of fair and credible elections that reflect the will of the Haitian people.” Full Text»

Violence in Djibouti
SPOKESPERON KIRBY (DEC. 23): “The United States condemns recent acts of violence in the capital of Djibouti and calls for the immediate release of opposition leaders who have been detained.” Full Text»

Conservation of the Iconic Ishtar Gate
DEC. 22: A U.S. Embassy grant of $530,000 to the World Monuments Fund will support the rehabilitation and preservation of the Ishtar Gate at the remains of the ancient city of Babylon in Iraq. More»

Holiday Travel
As we approach the holidays, the U.S. Department of State reminds U.S. citizens of the continuing need to exercise caution during the holiday season. More»

Proliferation Security Initiative Meeting
ASSISTANT SECRETARY COUNTRYMAN (DEC. 23): “The P-S-I, or Proliferation Security Initiative, is a commitment among 105 nations to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.” Full Text»

Trial of Pu Zhiqiang
SPOKESPERSON KIRBY (DEC. 22): “The United States is disturbed, however, that Mr. Pu was convicted and given a three-year suspended sentence… We urge Chinese authorities to vacate Mr. Pu’s conviction immediately and unconditionally.” Full Text»

Source: U.S Department of State


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