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Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson: Suicide Attack in Tripoli, Lebanon (January 11)

The United States strongly condemns today’s suicide bombing at the Omran Café in the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood of Tripoli, Lebanon, where at least seven people were killed and dozens were injured.  We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and wish a full recovery to those who were injured.  The United States will continue ...
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Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Borno State (January 9)

The United States condemns the recent escalation of attacks on civilians carried out by Boko Haram, which shows no regard for human life.  All those responsible for these recurring terrorist attacks must be held accountable. The United States abhors such violence, which continues to take a terrible toll on the people of Nigeria and the ...
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Statement by the President on the Celebration of Orthodox Christmas (January 7)

Michelle and I wish all Orthodox Christians in the United States and in the diverse Orthodox communities throughout the world a blessed and joyous Christmas. During this season of peace and fellowship, we have been saddened to see that, around the world, some Orthodox communities face difficult times and an uncertain future.  We underscore the ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with French President Francois Hollande (January 7)

President Obama called French President Hollande from Air Force One this afternoon to personally offer his condolences and to express solidarity after this morning’s horrific terrorist attack in Paris.  The President reiterated his earlier remarks that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones, and that Americans stand beside the people ...
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