Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 7): ” Today’s murders are part of a larger confrontation, not between civilizations – no – but between civilization itself and those who are opposed to a civilized world.” Full Text» President’s Remarks» Statement» DipNote» Video» Video in French»

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Jan. 6: The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue is a flexible platform that allows the U.S. and Mexican governments to advance our economic priorities, foster growth, create jobs, and improve competitiveness. More»

Date: 01/06/2015 Description: U.S. Vice President Biden (right) hosts the Mexican Government for the second meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED). © White House Image

Together with officials from USAID, the National Security Council (NSC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, provided an update on the ongoing response to the crisis. DipNote»

Date: 2014 Description: Health Workers Walk Around the Monrovia Medical Unit. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: France

Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 7): “Obviously, France is in the lead on the investigation. As the President indicated, we have offered our support. We have a long history of close counterterrorism cooperation with France.” Full Text»

Travel to India

Spokesperson Psaki: “Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ahmedabad, India, on Jan. 10 to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” Full Text»

Oil Tanker Bombing in Derna, Libya

Spokesperson Psaki: “We strongly condemn the January 4 bombing of a Greek-operated oil tanker near Derna, Libya, that killed two crewmen. We extend our sincere condolences to the victims’ families.” Full Text»

UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi

Department Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 7): “The United States welcomes the start of the UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi (MENUB) on January 1.” Full Text»

Joint U.S.-Mexico Statement

Jan. 6: The U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research expands opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships, and cross-border innovation. More»

Attempted Coup in The Gambia

Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 5): “The Department of Justice today announced a criminal complaint charging Cherno Njie and Papa Faal for their involvement in the attempted coup in The Gambia.” Full Text»

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