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Statement by President Joe Biden on Rosh Hashanah

This Rosh Hashanah, Jewish communities throughout America and across the globe will celebrate the birth of the world and the beginning of a new year. With the piercing sound of the shofar and the sweetness of apples dipped in honey, the Jewish New Year ushers in a sacred time of reflection, repentance, and renewal. A ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Interview With 60 Minutes on CBS With Scott Pelley

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Note:  As-aired QUESTION:  How concerned should Americans be about the prospect of nuclear war? SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Scott, we’ve heard a lot of irresponsible rhetoric coming out of Vladmir Putin, but we’re focused on making sure that we’re all acting responsibly, especially when it comes to this kind of loose rhetoric. ...
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Welcoming the Release of Political Prisoners in Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON The United States welcomes the release of several political prisoners in Belarus including Aleh Hurzdzilovich, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist. While the release of these political prisoners is a step in the right direction, too many political prisoners remain behind bars in Belarus.  We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK, NEW YORK SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Madam President, for having brought this council together at this very grave moment of the crisis of the war of Russia on Ukraine. (In English) Mr. Secretary General, thank you for your determination and the ...
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Remarks by President Biden Before the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 11:08 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow leaders, in the last year, our world has experienced great upheaval: a growing crisis in food insecurity; record heat, floods, and droughts; COVID-19; inflation; and a brutal, needless war — a war chosen by one ...
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