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    ‘A day for removing barriers,’ Kerry says on U.S.-Cuba ties. Read excerpt from Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

  • Vice President Biden and President Obama (White House)

    President Obama delivers remarks to announce a historic nuclear agreement that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

  • Ambassador Ayalde and her husband during the Independence Day reception in Brasilia (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Read the full remarks delivered by Ambassador Ayalde at the Independence Day reception in Brasília

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  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Opening of the Embassy of the United States of America in Havana, Cuba, and the Opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.

    Today’s openings are the result of respectful dialogue between the United States and the Republic of Cuba following the December 17 announcements by President Obama and President Raul Castro to reestablish diplomatic relations between our two nations. 

  • Background Briefing on Cuba

    In accordance with President Obama’s announcement on July 1st, the U.S. and Cuba will re-establish diplomatic relations. This call is based on several requests and will deal with questions on the logistics of this re-establishment and Monday’s events. Please note we will not – not – address broader questions on U.S. policy towards Cuba on this call. 

  • FACT SHEET: Administration Announces New Initiative to Increase Solar Access for All Americans

    The Obama Administration is committed to addressing climate change, promoting clean energy, and creating good paying jobs. That is why the Administration is announcing a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate- income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce. 

  • Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

    "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. As Muslims mark the end of the month, they are reminded that Ramadan is a time to reflect spiritually, build communally, and aid those in need." 

  • Press Conference by the President

    "Yesterday was a historic day. The comprehensive, long-term deal that we achieved with our allies and partners to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon represents a powerful display of American leadership and diplomacy. It shows what we can accomplish when we lead from a position of strength and a position of principle, when we unite the international community around a shared vision, and we resolve to solve problems peacefully." 

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