Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman on Kuwaiti National and Liberation Days 2017

I warmly congratulate the Government and people of Kuwait on the 56th anniversary of their independence and the 26th anniversary of liberation.  The United States is proud to have contributed to the liberation of Kuwait and remains proud today to be a partner in a close, strategic and growing bilateral relationship.  We made a commitment ...
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U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman’s Remarks during U.S. Independence Day

Assalamu aleykum.  Ahlan wa sahlan fikum. Your Excellency, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, we are honored to have you here with us.  Officials of the Government of Kuwait; Members of the National Assembly; Excellencies; Members of the Kuwaiti and American Armed Forces; Fellow Americans; Ladies and Gentlemen, – all friends of the ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman on Kuwait Parliamentary Elections

I congratulate Kuwait and its people on the successful holding of yesterday’s national parliamentary elections. Kuwait has long been a regional leader with respect to constitutional governance and political participation, as reflected by Saturday’s free and competitive elections. The United States and Kuwait enjoy a strong and close friendship that provides benefits for both our ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks to the American Business Council of Kuwait Annual Gala Dinner

October 27, 2015 Madame Minister Hind Al-Sabeeh, ABCK Chairman Scott Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Delano Roosevelt, ABC-K members, Distinguished guests. Catherine and I are honored to be here with the ABC-K this evening.  First, I want to Congratulate you on the ABCK’s 30th anniversary. Let’s put that in perspective.  In 1985, the year ABCK was ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at National Union of Kuwaiti Students Orientation

Friday, July 31, 2015 8:30 p.m. Ambassador’s Remarks for Pre-Departue Orientation for Kuwaiti Scholarship Students I would like to welcome all of you and thank NUKS-USA for organizing this event. I congratulate all of the students and families on your accomplishments and your choice to study in the United States. I want to recognize His Excellency ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Opening “Countering Violent Extremism through Social Media” Training

June 2, 2015 Opening Remarks of Amb. Douglas Silliman At the Kuwait CVE Social Media Training Your Excellency Under Secretary Tareq al-Mizrem, distinguished representatives from the Ministries of Information, Youth, Interior, Education, and Awqaf: On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, I’d like to thank you for convening this important training on “combating violent ...
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President Obama’s Statement on Chapel Hill Murders

February 13, 2015 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine ...
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Kerry on Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh

February 3, 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. February 3, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY The Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh Jordanian First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh represented everything that ISIL is not: he was brave, compassionate, and principled. That a young patriot — a devout Muslim, one of eight ...
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Remarks by General John Allen at the Coaliation Communications Conference

October 27, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait GENERAL ALLEN:  I’d like to thank Under Secretary al-Jarallah and the Kuwaiti Government for all that it has done to bring us together this morning for this very important gathering.  Highnesses, Excellencies, it is wonderful to see so many friends and partners gathered here for this important, important moment.  ...
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Obama at U.N. Security Council Foreign Terrorist Fighters Summit

September 24, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SUMMIT ON FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS United Nations New York, New York 3:11 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you, His Excellency, the Secretary-General, for his statement. I’ll now make a statement in my capacity ...
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Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

September 24, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations General Assembly Hall New York City, New York 10:13 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: We come together at ...
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Obama on Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets in Syria

September 23, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 23, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA South Lawn 10:11 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks ...
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Kerry in Baghdad on Situation in Iraq

September 10, 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Baghdad, Iraq REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability September 10, 2014 Embassy Baghdad Baghdad, Iraq SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. Let me apologize up front for, number one, being a little late, but two, because we’re running a little late and ...
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Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON ISIL State Floor 9:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately ...
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Hagel on Obama’s Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 U.S. Department of Defense Arlington, Virginia September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ISIL SPEECH President Obama laid out a strong, comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and the United States military is prepared to carry out its responsibilities in this counter-terrorism campaign. The ...
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Kerry on Obama’s Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY On the President’s Speech on ISIL Tonight the President spoke directly to our country about what it will take to lead the world to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and we are already well underway ...
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