U.S.-Poland Missile Plan Enters into Force

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer
The United States and Poland announced September 15 that an agreement to place land-based SM-3 interceptors at a small air base near the northern town of Redzikowo, Poland, part of a broader limited
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Bushehr Fuel Deal Shows There Is No Need for Iranian Enrichment

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The Obama administration noted the official inauguration of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor and says the agreement by which Russia will be providing uranium for the facility as well as taking back its spent fuel “underscores the point that Iran doesn’t need its own enrichment (more...)

President Obama’s Op-Ed: The Partnership We Need

On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States, it was an attack on the world and on the humanity and hopes that we share. We remember that among the nearly 3,000 (more...)

Barack Obama About US Jobs Plan

In Us the national unemployment rate in August was 9.1 %. This and other data have raised fears the U.S. economy could slide into another recession. What to do? US President Barack Obama announced an "American Jobs Act", which should create new jobs. The plan includes a $450bn package of (more...)

10th Anniversary Of 9/11

The intelligence reported about possible threats of attacks targeting New York and Washington DC in the run-up to the anniversary of 9/11. The US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said  the threat "credible but unconfirmed" and timed to the anniversary of the hijacked plane attacks that (more...)

Response to Belarus Regarding U.S. Sanctions

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement in Response to Belarus Regarding U.S. Sanctions As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna In response to the concerns raised by my Belarusian colleague in connection with the specific sanctions decisions my government announced over the summer, the United States has (more...)

Facts on Unfreezing Assets to Benefit the Libyan People

The UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee approved a U.S. proposal to unfreeze $1.5 billion of Libyan assets to be used to provide critical humanitarian and other assistance to the Libyan people. The U.S. request to unfreeze Libyan assets is divided into three key portions: Transfers to (more...)

Illegal Driver with DUI Turned Out To Be Obama’s Uncle

“Uncle Omar”, as Barack Obama called his long-lost relative in his book “Dreams From My Father”, has finally appeared. Onyango Obama was arrested by road police on August 24th in Massachusetts. Besides driving under influence of alcohol, running a stop-sign and almost hitting a police car, the man also turned (more...)

Special Representative Grossman’s Op-Ed on Success in Afghanistan

This op-ed by U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman was originally published by McClatchy Newspapers. Success in Afghanistan: It takes a region By MARC GROSSMAN Six months ago this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out in a speech in New York three foundations for American (more...)

Secretary Clinton on Ukraine’s National Day

Secretary Clinton on Ukraine’s National Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON Ukraine’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Ukraine as you celebrate the 20th anniversary of your independence this August 24. Twenty years ago, Ukraine emerged from the shadow of (more...)

Libya: Human Dignity Is Stronger than Dictators

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama said the 42-year reign of Muammar Qadhafi over Libya is coming to an end, and the country’s future is now in the hands of the Libyan people. Speaking in an August 22 audio statement from Martha’s Vineyard, Obama told the Libyan people, “The (more...)

Clinton on Attacks in Southern Israel

The United States condemns today’s attacks in southern Israel and all acts of terrorism in the strongest terms. These brutal and cowardly attacks appear to be premeditated acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families and loved ones. This violence only underscores our (more...)

Belarus Political Oppression Prompts More U.S. Sanctions

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer In response to continued human rights abuses by the Belarusian government led by Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Obama administration has imposed economic sanctions on four state-owned enterprises in Belarus. According to the State Department, the sanctions target petroleum supplier Naftan OAO, fertilizer and consumer goods (more...)

U.S. Treasury Imposes Sanctions Against Syria’s Bank

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

The United States has imposed financial sanctions on Syria’s largest commercial bank and its largest mobile telephone operator, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
Treasury announced the sanctions August 10 against the Commercial Bank of Syria, a Syrian state-owned financial institution, and its (more...)

Obama’s Remarks on U.S. Credit Rating

" On Friday, we learned that the United States received a downgrade by one of the credit rating agencies — not so much because they doubt our ability to pay our debt if we make good decisions, but because after witnessing a month of wrangling over (more...)

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