Statement from President Trump on the Passing of former President Bush

December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, ...
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Press Availability With Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Buenos Aires, Argentina February 4, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER FAURIE: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon. Thank you for making the effort on this Sunday afternoon, on such a fine day. We were just chatting with Rex about the spectacular summer sky we’ve got today, so thank you for making the ...
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U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas February 1, 2018 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the ...
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Sec. Tillerson To Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, ...
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U.S. Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 3, 2017 The United States has decided to end participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Negotiations on the GCM will be based on the New York Declaration, a document adopted by the UN in 2016 that commits ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT November 1, 2017 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: This afternoon Secretary Tillerson called Foreign Minister of Argentina Jorge Faurie to express his condolences on the deaths of five Argentine citizens in the brutal terrorist attack in New York City. The ...
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On the Expulsion of Cuban Officials from the United States

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC October 3, 2017 On October 3, the Department of State informed the Government of Cuba that it was ordering the departure of 15 of its officials from its embassy in Washington, D.C. The decision was made due to Cuba’s failure to take appropriate steps to ...
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Actions Taken in Response to Attacks on U.S. Government Personnel in Cuba

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 29, 2017 Over the past several months, 21 U.S. Embassy employees have suffered a variety of injuries from attacks of an unknown nature. The affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms, including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty ...
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Argentina’s Independence Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 7, 2017 On behalf of the United States government, best wishes on the occasion of Argentina’s 201st anniversary of independence on July 9. The United States and Argentina share a long history of friendship and a commitment to work together toward a more prosperous ...
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2017 Eid Al-Fitr Message from Secretary Rex Tillerson

On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I convey our warmest wishes to our Muslim friends around the world. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a holy month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. On Eid al-Fitr Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrate ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom… FULL TEXT
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON April 4, 2017 Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone.  There are reports of dozens ...
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Remarks on the President’s Executive Order Signed Today

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Ronald Reagan Building Washington, DC March 6, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Hello. Good morning and thank you for joining us. The executive order signed by the President earlier today, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, is a vital measure for strengthening our national security. ...
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Sec. Tillerson on President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON March 1, 2017 On President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our ...
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Statement by the President Obama on Cuban Immigration Policy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry ...
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Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we ...
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Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Passing the Baton 2017: America’s Role in the World

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC January 10, 2017 MS WOODRUFF: Thank you, Nancy. I’m delighted to be here and, Mr. Secretary, I understand you sprinted across the street. Is that right? SECRETARY KERRY: My sprinting days are reduced, but I came. I got here. (Laughter.) MS WOODRUFF: Well, ...
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Sec. Kerry Remarks at a Press Availability

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2017 SECRETARY KERRY: Hi, everybody. Matt, welcome back. QUESTION: Happy New Year. Thank you. SECRETARY KERRY: Congratulations, Matt. QUESTION: Thank you. Thank you very much. SECRETARY KERRY: A little Vaille. QUESTION: Yeah. SECRETARY KERRY: No sleep. QUESTION: Happy New Year, Mr. Secretary. QUESTION: What’s that? ...
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FACT SHEET: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

Today, President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016.  Russia’s cyber activities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in U.S. democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our electoral process, and undermine ...
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Sec. Kerry Remarks on Middle East Peace

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For those of you who celebrated Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. ...
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Argentine Government Memorial honoring Patricia Derian

Ambassador Noah Mamet participated on December 12 in a ceremony organized by the Government of Argentina to honor Patricia Derian at the National Archive of Memory. Argentina´s Undersecretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism Claudio Avruj led the ceremony. Journalist Robert Cox, former editor of the Buenos Aires herald, was also in attendance. During the ...
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Remarks at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations

John Kerry Secretary of State Marrakech, Morocco November 16, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much, everybody. I apologize for being a few moments late. There was a fire and then there was some traffic backed up, and so here I am and here are you, and thank you for being here… Full Text
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Statement by the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the ...
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Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

On September 20, President Obama joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as well as leaders from Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden in hosting the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. The Summit built on a meeting earlier in the day to mobilize private sector resources to address this same crisis. Fifty-two countries and international organizations, ...
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Remarks at the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting on Refugees and Migration

John Kerry Secretary of State United Nations Headquarters New York City September 19, 2016 Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman. I apologize for being a little bit late. Even with a motorcade, traffic is hard. I want to applaud the United Nations for convening this very timely session on the largescale movement of refugees and migrants, and ...
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Sec. John Kerry Welcome Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 15, 2016 Loy Henderson Auditorium Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning everybody.  And Cathy, thank you very, very much.  I hope everybody here will join me in expressing our gratitude to Cathy and her team who have done an absolutely superb job ...
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Syrian Refugee Admissions

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 29, 2016 A year ago, President Obama set the goal of welcoming at least 10,000 of the most vulnerable refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to the United States. Today, by committing additional resources to our refugee admissions process and maintaining our rigorous screening process ...
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Colombia Final Peace Accord

DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 25, 2016 Statement by SECRETARY KERRY After over fifty years of conflict and four years of difficult negotiations, a final peace accord has been reached by the Colombian government and the FARC.  The United States strongly supports this accord that can achieve a just ...
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Argentina Declassification Project: Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 8, 2016 President Obama announced during his March 2016 visit to Argentina that the United States would embark on a comprehensive effort to identify additional records related to human rights abuses committed under Argentina’s dictatorship. … Full Text
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Argentina Declassification Project

August 8, 2016 During his landmark visit to Argentina in March, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. government would declassify records relating to human rights abuses under Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship. At a ceremony commemorating the victims of these human rights abuses, held on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup d’état, the President committed ...
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Joint Statement from the U.S.-Argentina High-Level Dialogue

Joint Statement Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 4, 2016 Today, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra launched in Buenos Aires a High-Level Dialogue (HLD) to strengthen a bilateral partnership that is rooted in common values, principles, and interests. They agreed that the HLD will aim to ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Visit Argentina

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Argentina on August 4. Secretary Kerry met with President Mauricio Macri, Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra and other officials of the Argentine government. Secretary of State John Kerry Bio On February 1, 2013, John Forbes Kerry was sworn in as the 68th secretary of state of the United States, becoming ...
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United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET July 20, 2016 United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations July 20 marks the completion of the first year of restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.  What have we accomplished?  This historic breakthrough has allowed us to ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other ...
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Sec. Kerry Press Statement for Argentina’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 7, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Argentina as you celebrate the bicentennial of your nation’s declaration of independence on July 9. The United States and Argentina are regional ...
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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

President Obama delivered a statement on the tragic shooting that took place overnight in Orlando, Florida. Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who ...
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Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2016

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 31, 2016 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect ...
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Aviation Security Agreement Signed During Visit of President Obama

In the spirit of enhancing the security of international civil aviation, on March 23, 2016 the United States and Argentina signed an aviation security agreement that sets forth the legal framework for the reciprocal deployment of In-Flight Security Officers (IFSO) on board certain passenger flights.  This agreement will, subject to applicable domestic and international law ...
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New Commitments in Argentina to 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 24, 2016 New Commitments in Argentina to President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative  As part of his visit to Argentina, the President announced a new commitment to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund that will create new ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Malcorra in Support of the OAS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 23, 2016 Joint Statement by Secretary of State John F. Kerry of the United States and Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra of the Republic of Argentina in Support of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Human Rights System  The text ...
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FACT SHEET: United States – Argentina Relationship

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 FACT SHEET: United States – Argentina Relationship   President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, is in Argentina to meet with newly elected President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada.  Together, the leaders explored opportunities to strengthen the relationship ...
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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Cuba

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 22, 2016 Remarks by President Obama to the People of Cuba Gran Teatro de la Habana Havana, Cuba 10:10 A.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Muchas gracias.  Thank you so much.  Thank you very much. President Castro, the people of Cuba, thank ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Cuba and Argentina

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Cuba and Argentina President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Cuba on March 21st and 22nd and Argentina on March 23rd and 24th.  In Cuba, the President will work to build ...
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