Office of the Spokesperson

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 06:16
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses Iraq's relations with its neighbors and the growing flow of foreign fighters across its borders, the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran along with its purported arms shipment to Gaza, Israel's progress on contemplating final status arrangements, and news that the U.S. is sending special operations personnel to train Iraq's in Jordan.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:39
The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a vessel sailing under the name Morning Glory is loading a cargo of illicitly obtained oil at the Libyan port of As-Sidra. This action is counter to law and amounts to theft from the Libyan people. The oil belongs to the Libyan National Oil Company and its joint venture partners. These partners include U.S. companies in the Waha consortium. Any oil sales without authorization from these parties places purchasers at risk of exposure to civil liability, penalties and other possible sanctions in multiple jurisdictions.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:34
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addressed several issues related to the Middle East, including the current status of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and Jordan's role in the talks, developments in Egypt and their affect on the future of U.S. assistance to Egypt, advancements in the efforts to rid Syria of its chemical weapons arsenal, and other stories.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:57
The Defense and Security Working Group co-chairs expressed continued support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Both sides highlighted solid achievements in Georgia’s defense reforms.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 09:10
Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will be traveling to Jerusalem, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai February 21-25 for consultations with their governments and representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council following P5+1 negotiations with Iran in Vienna. The Under Secretary will also discuss bilateral issues during her travel.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 21:08
Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf addresses Secretary Kerry's progress on Mideast talks between Israelis and Palestinians and his ideas regarding a final status agreement. Harf also discusses a possible policy shift on Syria and prospects for successes with Iran on nuclear talks and participation in the Geneva talks on Syria.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:54
A senior administration official discusses the background of the talks with European Union-coordinated Iran.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:45
Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses the ongoing peace talks in Geneva at length, including attempts to coordinate access with Russia. Harf also addresses demonstrations in Bahrain, developments in Egypt and progress in the Middle East peace process.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 09:06
Deputy Spokesperson discusses U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East, including the future of the comprehensive nuclear talks with Iran, the conclusion of the Geneva II peace conference on Syria, and Mideast peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 07:23
Having met in Geneva with members of both the Syria opposition and the Syrian government, the Core Group of international delegates to the Geneva II peace conference released a Communique which addresses the path toward peace in Syria.