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Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use


     THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2013

 

Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

 

At the President’s direction, the United States Government has been closely monitoring the potential use of chemical weapons within Syria.  Following the assessment made by our intelligence community in April, the President directed the intelligence community to seek credible and corroborated information to build on that assessment and establish the facts with some degree of certainty. Today, we are providing an updated version of our assessment to Congress and to the public.  

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Statement by Press Secretary on situation in Qusayr


 

  THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2013

 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering.

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2013 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Situation in Qusayr The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has kil


 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering. 

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Statement by Press Secretary on the situation in Qusayr


 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering. 

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Situation in Lebanon


 The United States is deeply concerned about the situation in Lebanon. The latest clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, in which at least 23 people have been killed, constitute a stark reminder that the conflict in Syria poses an increasingly dangerous threat to Lebanon’s stability and security.

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria May 6, 2011


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May 6, 2011
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria
 
We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence and mass arrests in response to ongoing demonstrations.   We again salute the courage of Syrian protestors for insisting on their right to express themselves and we regret the loss of life on all sides. 

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Ros-Lehtinen, Engel Ask President to Tighten Pressure on Syrian Regime


Ros-Lehtinen, Engel Ask President to Tighten Pressure on Syrian Regime

 

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a Senior Member on the Committee, sent a letter to the President asking him to fully implement U.S. sanctions laws targeting Syria and to step up support for democracy promotion in Syria.  Ros-Lehtinen and Engel authored the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-175), which sought to mandate sanctions against Syria for its threatening activities.  Full text of the letter follows below. 

 

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Executive Order --Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria


The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

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Ros-Lehtinen Warns of ‘Bucks for Bashar’ Scandal, Calls for End to UN Development Program Aid for Syria


(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented on the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) proposed 5-year, $38 million aid plan for Syria.  Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

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Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Violence, Repression in Syria


Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Violence, Repression in Syria

 

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement today condemning the Syrian regime’s continued and increasingly violent repression of the Syrian people: 

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Statement from the President on the Violence in Syria


 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2011
 
Statement from the President on the Violence in Syria
 
I strongly condemn the abhorrent violence committed against peaceful protesters by the Syrian government today and over the past few weeks.  I also condemn any use of violence by protesters.  The United States extends our condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims. 

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U.S. Department of State Travel Warning – Lebanon


U.S. Department of State
Travel Warning – Lebanon
Bureau of Consular Affairs
April 4, 2011
 
The Department of State continues to urge U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon due to current safety and security concerns. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks. This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on October 8, 2010, and updates information on security and kidnapping threats in Lebanon

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria


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Ban calls on Lebanon and Israel to fulfil obligations and consolidate stability


9 March 2011 –Lebanon’s paralysis over forming a government has prevented progress in implementing some of its key obligations in the United Nations resolution that ended the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the issue.

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Ban calls on Lebanon and Israel to fulfil obligations and consolidate stability


9 March 2011 –Lebanon’s paralysis over forming a government has prevented progress in implementing some of its key obligations in the United Nations resolution that ended the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the issue.

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Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for Broader U.S Policy in the Middle East


DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG: Thank you, Madam Chairman. And let me begin on behalf of Secretary Clinton to congratulate you on taking the gavel here and to express how much we look forward to working with you and Ranking Member Berman, and all of the members of the Committee, and to express appreciation for holding this timely hearing.

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Situation in Lebanon


Situation in Lebanon

Press Statement

Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
January 25, 2011


 

The United States continues to follow closely the situation in Lebanon. It is essential that any Lebanese government abide by the Lebanese constitution, prevent any use of violence --

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Human Rights Watch Report : Lebanon January 24, 2011


 

Human Rights Watch
World Report Chapter: Lebanon
January 24, 2011

Events of 2010

Lebanese officials showed increased willingness to discuss human rights concerns in 2010, but failed to implement many of the reforms needed to improve the country's record.

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Mubarak of Egypt


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2011
 
Readout of the President’s Call with President Mubarak of Egypt
 

The President spoke with Egyptian President Mubarak this morning on a broad range of issues, to include the New Year’s Day attack on a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, developments in Tunisia and Lebanon, and how best to advance Middle East peace.

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Statement by the President on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Announcement


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2011
 
Statement by the President on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Announcement
 

I welcome the announcement by the Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon today that he has filed an indictment relating to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. This action represents an important step toward ending the era of impunity for murder in Lebanon, and achieving justice for the Lebanese people.  I know that this is a significant and emotional time for the Lebanese people, and we join the international community in calling on all Lebanese leaders and factions to preserve calm and exercise restraint.  The United States is a strong friend of Lebanon and we stand steadfastly with others in support of Lebanese sovereignty, independence, and stability.

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