Attributing Responsibility for the Nerve Agent Attack in the U.K.

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 12, 2018 The United States was in touch with our Allies in the United Kingdom ahead of today’s announcement, including in a call between Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Johnson this morning. We have full confidence in the UK’s investigation and its assessment that ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Recent Legislation in Poland

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 6, 2018 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Recent Legislation in Poland The United States is disappointed that the President of Poland has signed legislation that would impose criminal penalties for attributing Nazi crimes to the Polish state.  We understand this law will be referred to Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal.  ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz at Joint Press Conference

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland January 27, 2018 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the press conference of the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Mr. Jacek Czaputowicz. Minister, the floor is yours. FOREIGN MINISTER ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument

January 27, 2018. SECRETARY TILLERSON: On behalf of the American people, I’m honored today to recognize, along with our Polish friends, and commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a place of unimaginable horror and tragedy, and it – but we must remember what happened there and in similar camps under the ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Visit to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will lay a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument, which is a memorial to the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising.  January 27 marks the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp. The Secretary will ...
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Shared Responsibility for Shared Security: Building on U.S.-Europe Relations for the Future

By A. Wess Mitchell on December 19, 2017 I had the privilege of accompanying Secretary Tillerson on his recent, seventh trip to Europe. It was a busy week of meetings in Brussels, Vienna, and Paris with our NATO Allies, EU partners, OSCE members, and French leaders. In every engagement the Secretary reinforced the United States’ commitment to ...
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U.S. Department of State Declaration on the Centennial of President John F. Kennedy

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 14, 2017 The Department of State pays tribute to the memory and legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the centennial of his birth in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1917. President Kennedy pursued a foreign policy based on American strength, a commitment to human freedom ...
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Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 (excerpt) I want to touch a bit on the NATO and Europe relationship quickly, and this was an early trip of the President’s as well. And I think the important thing is that the Atlantic alliance is ...
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On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017   The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to ...
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The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center The Wilson Center Washington, DC November 28, 2017   MS HARMAN: Good morning. I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back to the ...
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Wishes from Secretary of State Tillerson for May 3rd Constitution Day

On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Poland on the 226th anniversary of your historic constitution. The United States and Poland are close friends, and our partnership continues to strengthen. We share democratic values, strong cultural and historical ties, and a security relationship based on mutual commitments. The United ...
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Human Rights Reports for 2016

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Deliver Remarks to State Department Employees

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson NOTICE TO THE PRESS February 1, 2017 Secretary Tillerson to Deliver Remarks to State Department Employees U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will address State Department employees upon arrival at the State Department on February 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the C Street Lobby. Secretary Tillerson’s remarks ...
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Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing

  Presidential Memorandum Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing December 20, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SUBJECT: Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing Consistent with principles of responsible public stewardship entrusted to this office, ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Cambridge, Massachusetts January 9, 2017   SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much for a generous welcome to somebody who is about to become one of the most visibly unemployed people in America. ...
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Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 13, 2017 Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the ...
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Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in a Joint Press Conference

German Chancellory Berlin, Germany 17 November 2016 (…) Our alliance with our NATO partners has been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy for nearly 70 years — in good times and in bad, and through Presidents of both parties — because the United States has a fundamental interest in Europe’s stability and security. The commitment ...
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Remarks at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  Remarks 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 ...
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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens, Greece November 16, 2016 ‎(…) The history of the past two centuries indicates that democracies are less likely to fight wars among themselves.  So more democracy is good for the people of the world, but it’s also good for our national security.  Which is why America’s closest friends are ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Pavlopoulos of Greece

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS OF GREECE BEFORE COURTESY CALL Presidential Mansion Athens, Greece      PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, I welcome you to Athens, as the President of that great, friendly country, the United States of America, who has won global distinction for defending land, democracy and justice.  These are the ...
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President Barack Obama Holds Press Conference

PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE PRESIDENT James S. Brady Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Hello, hello. Hello, everybody.  In a couple hours, I’ll be departing on my final foreign trip as President.  And while we’re abroad, I’ll have a chance to take a few of your questions, but I figured why wait?  I know that ...
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President Obama: The Peaceful Transition of Power Is One of the Hallmarks of our Democracy

On November 9, 2016, President Obama delivered remarks about the results of the U.S. presidential elections and the election of Donald Trump.  He explained the importance of a peaceful transition of power: (…) Now, it is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences.  But remember, eight years ago, President Bush ...
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Opening in Washington D.C.

National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington D.C. on September 24. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has more than 34,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. The museum is nearly 37,000 square meters in size and occupies ...
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Presidential Proclamation – 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 22, 2016 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities ...
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Secretary Kerry: “Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage”

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2016 Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage. We also recognize the tremendous contributions made by local and international non-governmental organizations on the front lines of delivering life-saving assistance. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when brutal conflicts are forcing record numbers of ...
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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years in 2016

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service (NPS) with the purpose of conserving nature remarkable sites “by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”  Thus, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the NPS, a federal program designed to protect diverse sites ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Statement on Syria Negotiations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS January 31, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry Video Statement on Syria Negotiations State Department Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: For almost five years, the world has watched in horror as Syria has disintegrated into a brutal conflict, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing ...
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State of the Union Address 2016

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address   Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union.  And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it ...
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