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Here are a few answers to some questions that many Americans may have about the Zika disease and who it could impact. White House Blog» More»

Date: 01/26/2016 Description: President Barack Obama convenes a meeting on the Zika virus, in the Situation Room of the White House, Jan. 26, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) © White House Image

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 2): “So the challenge now, my friends, is pretty straightforward: to push ahead with a strategy that we have learned will work, and to do so relentlessly, giving Daesh no time to regroup, no place to run, no safe havens in which to hide.” Full Text» Remarks»More» Trip Page»

Date: 02/02/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Delivers Opening Remarks at Counter-ISIL Coalition Ministerial - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 31): “The world is hoping that both sides will move quickly to meet the needs of millions of desperate Syrians, to reduce the pressure on neighboring countries, to reduce the levels of migration, and to help restore peace and stability.” Full Text»

Daily Press Briefing: Syria
SPOKESPERSON KIRBY (FEB. 3): “We continue to see more Russian airstrikes in and around Aleppo…strikes which, again, have led to reports of civilian casualties, increased displacement of Syrian citizens, and the possible obstruction of humanitarian assistance routes.” Full Text»

Cooperation in the DRC
FEB. 3: The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) have signed an agreement to permit resumed cooperation against illegal armed groups. More»

Current Political Situation in Libya
DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON TONER (FEB. 1):“Secretary Kerry met with his counterparts from Qatar and Italy, Foreign Ministers al-Thani and Gentilioni, along with UN SRSG for Libya, Martin Kobler, to review counter-ISIL efforts and to discuss the current political situation in Libya.” Full Text»

Peaceful Resolution to the Syrian Crisis
SECRETARY KERRY (FEB. 3): “We call upon the regime and its supporters to halt their bombardment of opposition-held areas, especially in Aleppo, and to lift their besiegement of civilians in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 2165, 2254 and 2258.” Full Text»

Campaigns To Challenge Extremism
On February 2, the State Department hosted the finalists for the “Peer to Peer [P2P]: Challenging Extremism” initiative, a partnership between the U.S. Government and universities that empowers students to design and pilot digital tools that counter violent extremist narratives. More»

Rule of Law Accountability Act
SPOKESPERSON KIRBY (FEB. 1): “Today the State Department submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the third annual report on the U.S. Government’s actions to implement the Act.” Full Text» More»

Source: U. S Department of State


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