Marie Harf

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 06:16
Spokesperson Marie Harf discussed the recent attack on a Palestinian mosque, countering insurgency in Iraq, Iran's relations with Russia, threats and opposition within Syria, and other topics.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:05
The United States is closely following the ongoing deliberations of the Central African Republic’s Transitional National Council as it works to select a new President and Prime Minister. We urge that the selection process be transparent, include a full range of political, religious, and civil society representatives, and be consistent with provisions of the Transitional Charter and the Libreville Agreements, which call for the prime minister to come from the democratic opposition.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:12
Spokesperson Marie Harf discussed foreign aid in the spending bill, LGBT and civil rights in Nigeria, the Benghazi attack, the Joint Plan of Action in Iran with the IAEA, reports of chemical weapon use in Syria, and other topics.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 00:00
Secretary Kerry, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade will discuss advancing North American prosperity.
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:21
Ms Harf provided an update on the security situation in South Sudan and the drawdown of U.S. personnel. She spoke on the violence in Iraq and Syria. Finally she answered questions on terrorism investigations in Egypt.
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:01
Today the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced the start of direct talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan. We are grateful for IGAD’s extraordinary efforts to convene the parties and strongly support the efforts of its mediators, former Minister Seyoum Mesfin and General Lazaro Sumbeiywo.
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:47
This press briefing addressed the Middle East Peace Process, as well as the transport of chemical weapons in Syria. Additionally, the arrests of former U.S. military personnel in Libya were discussed. Ms. Harf answered questions about the Egyptian Government's Terrorist Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and discussed the conflict in South Sudan.
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:23
This press briefing gives an update on Secretary of State John Kerry's travel to the Middle East. It addressed the terrorist bombing in Lebanon, as well as Saudi assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces, and the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:12
Due to the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, today the United States has further drawn down staffing at our Embassy in Juba.  We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and security of our diplomatic personnel.  As a result of this drawdown, the U.S. Embassy in Juba will not be able to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya will provide consular services for U.S. citizens in South Sudan until further notice.  We continue to strongly recommend that U.S. citizens in South Sudan depart immediately.
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 14:01
The United States welcomes the official transition from the Peace and Consolidation Mission in the Central African Republic (MICOPAX) to the African Union-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA). MISCA, with the support of French troops, offers the most immediate and effective mechanism to prevent atrocities and restore security in the Central African Republic (CAR). We commend the troop contributing countries of the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, and Equatorial Guinea, for their efforts under MICOPAX and, with the addition of Burundi, for their renewed commitment under MISCA to provide security and hope to the people of CAR.

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