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Daily Press Briefing: Turkey
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 12): “Violence against journalists is always unacceptable. We said before, a free and diverse press is an essential component of a democratic society.” Full Text»

Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang
Feb. 12: Secretary Kerry met today in Munich with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi … the two ministers discussed ongoing efforts at the United Nations to enact measures which address continued violations by the D.P.R.K. of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions. More»

Under Secretary Gottemoeller’s Travel to Europe
From February 12-18, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will visit Munich, Geneva, Vienna and Stockholm for conferences and meetings on international security issues. More»
Five-Year Anniversary of House Arrests
Feb. 14: Five years ago today, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran placed former senior Iranian officials and 2009 presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi … under house arrest without formally charging them with any crimes. Full Text»

Confirmation of Ambassador Thomas Shannon
Secretary Kerry (Feb. 12): “I congratulate and thank the U.S. Senate for its decision today to confirm Ambassador Tom Shannon, one of our nation’s most talented diplomats, as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.” Full Text»

Elections in the Central African Republic
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 12): “We fully support the Central African people in exercising peacefully and freely their right to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 14.” Full Text»

 Source: U.S Department of State
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