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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:05 EDT

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Trans-Pacific Partnership

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 28): "The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP ... is not only about boosting our economy at home and deepening our commercial ties in key markets, but an agreement that is also about strengthening our national security and strategic leadership.



Persistent Threat of North Korea

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Assistant Secretary Russel (Sept. 28): "The continued development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a threat to the United States homeland, our allies, and the peace, security, and stability of the region." Full Statement



Passing of Shimon Peres

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 28): "Shimon's life traced his country's extraordinary journey. He was one of Israel's founding patriots. He was an immigrant who went on to cultivate the land and plant the seeds of a modern state." Statement by President Obam



Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Spokesperson Kirby (Sept 28): "Findings corroborate Secretary Kerry's statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK surface-to-air missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine."



Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Spokesperson Kirby (Sept. 28): "I want to reiterate, however, that we are gratified that the Netherlands and other members of the joint investigation team are objectively and thoroughly investigating the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17."



USA Olympic Committee Team Awards

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Secretary Kerry will present an award at the USA Olympic Committee Team Awards Ceremony, to be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 28, at McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.



U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Forum

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Ambassador Russell (Sept. 27): "Through this forum, we have the opportunity to deepen our partnership, strengthen our alliance, and improve our efforts through trilateral cooperation."



Syria Humanitarian Assistance

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Assistant Secretary Richard (Sept. 27): "Today, I am proud to announce that the United States is providing more than $364 million in additional lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria."



Nuclear Issues at the United Nations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Friedt (Sept. 27): "Stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and achieving a world where they are no longer able to threaten our existence will require hard work, cooperation and patience."



U.S. Citizens Detained in Yemen

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Sept. 27): "We are deeply concerned by reports of U.S. citizens being unjustly detained by the Houthi-controlled National Security Bureau in Yemen."