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Newsmotion - Foreign Policy http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/28/all en Weekly Address: The World Is United in the Fight Against ISIL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-world-united-fight-against-isil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: The World Is United in the Fight Against ISIL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 09/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/091914_potus_weekly.jpg?itok=s1RrS30c" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in Map Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in Map Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in Map Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> <p>In this week’s address, the President thanked Congress for its strong bipartisan support for efforts to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight ISIL. This plan is part of the President’s comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and destroy the terrorist group, and does not commit our troops to fighting another ground war. America, working with a broad coalition of nations, will continue to train, equip, advise, and assist our partners in the region in the battle against ISIL.</p> <p>In the coming week, the President will speak at the United Nations General Assembly and continue to lead the world against terror, a fight in which all countries have a stake.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/20/weekly-address-world-united-fight-against-isil">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/092014-JGFDSW/092014_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/092014-JGFDSW/092014_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/20/weekly-address-world-united-fight-against-isil" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/20/weekly-address-world-united-fight-agai...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Counterterrorism David Hudson Foreign Policy isil Lawrence Jackson Official The President Weekly Address White House Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 333239 at http://newsmotion.org Standing United Against ISIL: "We're Strongest as a Nation When the President and Congress Work Together" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/standing-united-against-isil-were-strongest-nation-when-president-and-congress-work-to <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standing United Against ISIL: &quot;We&#039;re Strongest as a Nation When the President and Congress Work Together&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol413ul69Jg">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>In a bipartisan vote, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that supports the U.S. military effort to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces so they can take the fight to the terrorist force ISIL.</p> <p>At the White House tonight, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/18/statement-president-congressional-authorization-train-syrian-opposition">President Obama delivered a statement</a> to clearly outline these efforts and to thank Congress for standing united in our efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.</p> <blockquote><p>I believe that we&rsquo;re strongest as a nation when the President and Congress work together. And I want to thank leaders in Congress for the speed and seriousness with which they approached this urgent issue -- in keeping with the bipartisanship that is the hallmark of American foreign policy at its best.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/president-obama-thanks-congress-standing-united-against-isil-were-strongest-nation-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/president-obama-thanks-congress-standing-united-against-isil-were-strongest-nation-w" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/president-obama-thanks-congress-standi...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Counterterrorism Foreign Policy Iraq isil Middle East Official Tanya Somanader The President United States White House Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:24:28 +0000 feed 332700 at http://newsmotion.org 5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/5-things-know-president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_iIWx84dyk">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians &nbsp;in both Iraq and Syria. ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, is also responsible for the brutal murders of American journalists <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/20/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stands-stark-contrast-his-killers">Jim Foley</a> and <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/president-obama-gives-statement-murder-steven-sotloff">Steven Sotloff</a>.</p> <p>&quot;In a world where technology provides a small group of killers with the ability to do terrible harm, it is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists,&rdquo; he told servicemembers. To effectively do so, the U.S. will execute a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy that will empower the international community and local leaders to decimate these terrorists.&nbsp;</p> <h2> &quot;If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.&quot;</h2> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Canada Counterterrorism Florida Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq isil Jim Foley Middle East Official Pete Souza Saudi Arabia Steven Sotloff Syria Syria Tampa Tampa Tanya Somanader The President United States White House Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:58:19 +0000 feed 332105 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-we-will-degrade-and-destroy-isil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 09/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/weekly912.jpg?itok=2VUbZS2O" alt="President Obama tapes the Weekly Address on ISIL" title="President Obama tapes the Weekly Address on ISIL" width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House. September 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> <p>In this week&rsquo;s address, the President reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.</p> <p>His plan brings together a campaign of targeted airstrikes, increased support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces already taking on terrorists, assistance from allies and partners, expanded efforts to train and equip the Syrian opposition, and ongoing humanitarian aid for those displaced by ISIL. The President expressed his immense appreciation for the military men and women who make these efforts possible, and reminded the world that America continues to lead and stand strong against terror.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/12/weekly-address-we-will-degrade-and-destroy-isil">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/091314-QDWSCX/091314_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/091314-QDWSCX/091314_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/13/weekly-address-we-will-degrade-and-destroy-isil" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/13/weekly-address-we-will-degrade-and-des...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Counterterrorism Foreign Policy isil Lawrence Jackson Official Tanya Somanader The President Weekly Address White House Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 330285 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama: How We're Responding to the ISIL Threat http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-how-were-responding-isil-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama: How We&#039;re Responding to the ISIL Threat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tonight, the following message was sent from President Obama to those signed up to receive updates from the White House, outlining his comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.</p> <p>Didn&#39;t get the email? Make sure you&#39;re <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">signed up to receive updates</a> from the President and other senior Administration officials.</p> <p>Good evening,</p> <p>I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s be clear: While this group may call itself the &quot;Islamic State,&quot; it is not &quot;Islamic.&quot; No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL&#39;s victims have been Muslim. Nor is it a &quot;state.&quot; It is not recognized by any government, nor by the people it subjugates.</p> <p>This is nothing but a terrorist organization with no vision or goal other than to slaughter all who stand in its way. While we have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland, these terrorists have threatened America and our allies. And the United States will meet this threat with strength and resolve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-how-were-responding-isil-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-how-were-responding-isil-threat" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-how-were-responding-is...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Barack Obama Counterterrorism Defense Foreign Policy Homeland Security Iraq isil Lindsay Holst Middle East Obama Gives Official Shia Muslims Syria The President United States United States White House Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:23:32 +0000 feed 329204 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL” http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-%E2%80%9Cwe-will-degrade-and-ultimately-destroy-isil%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvRd17vXaXM">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>In an address from the State Floor of the White House, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/10/statement-president-isil-1">President Obama spoke to the nation tonight about ISIL</a> -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.</p> <p>The President reiterated that as Commander-in-Chief, his&nbsp;&ldquo;highest priority is the security of the American people,&rdquo;&nbsp;and noted that we have&nbsp;&ldquo;consistently taken the fight to terrorists&rdquo;&nbsp;that threaten the United States:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda&rsquo;s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve targeted al Qaeda&rsquo;s affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year.&nbsp; Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer.&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Still,&rdquo;&nbsp;he said,&nbsp;&ldquo;we continue to face a terrorist threat.&rdquo;</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">We can&rsquo;t erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm.&nbsp; That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today.&nbsp; And that&rsquo;s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge.&nbsp; At this moment, the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain.&nbsp; And one of those groups is ISIL -- which calls itself the &ldquo;Islamic State.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-we-will-degrade-and-ultimately-destroy-isil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-we-will-degrade-and-ultimately-destroy-isil" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-we-will-degrade-and-ul...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Barack Obama bin Laden Chuck Kennedy David Hudson East Africa Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq isil Jim Foley Levant Middle East Middle East And North Africa North Africa Obama Official Pakistan Pakistan Pete Souza Shia Muslims Somalia Somalia Steven Sotloff Sunni Syria The President United States United States West Africa White House Yemen Yemen Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:15:19 +0000 feed 329205 at http://newsmotion.org Tune In: President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/tune-president-obama-addresses-nation-isil-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tune In: President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/isilmtg.jpg?itok=-3ORE_hM" alt="President Obama and Vice President Biden Meet with National Security Council to Discuss ISIL" title="President Obama and Vice President Biden Meet with National Security Council to Discuss ISIL" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House. September 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, President Obama will address the nation on the United States&#39; strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. You can watch the President&#39;s address from the State Floor of the White House live at <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-addresses-nation-isil">www.whitehouse.gov/live</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/tune-president-obama-addresses-nation-isil-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/tune-president-obama-addresses-nation-isil-threat" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/tune-president-obama-addresses-nation-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Biden Meet Counterterrorism Foreign Policy Iraq Jim Foley Joe Biden Josh Earnest Middle East And North Africa Official Pete Souza Tanya Somanader The President United States White House Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:10:04 +0000 feed 329206 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Holds a Press Conference at the NATO Summit http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-holds-press-conference-nato-summit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Holds a Press Conference at the NATO Summit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZJ5fzNSE-Y">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Earlier today -- the last day of his <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/foreign-policy/estonia-uk-trip">trip to Estonia and the U.K.</a>&nbsp;-- President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/05/remarks-president-obama-nato-summit-press-conference">held a press conference</a> at the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Wales, and discussed a number of issues, including ISIL and the situation in Ukraine.</p> <p>The President began his remarks by thanking Prime Minister David Cameron and his team for hosting the summit, and also thanked the people of Wales for their warm welcome. &quot;It&#39;s a great honor to be the first sitting U.S. President to visit Wales,&quot; he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/05/president-obama-holds-press-conference-end-nato-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/05/president-obama-holds-press-conference-end-nato-summit" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/05/president-obama-holds-press-conference...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Baltics Black Sea Central Europe David Cameron David Hudson Eastern Europe Estonia Estonia Europe Foreign Policy Georgia Iraq Jordan Libya Middle East Moldova Official Russia The President Ukraine Ukraine United States wales Warsaw White House Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:12:50 +0000 feed 327515 at http://newsmotion.org "We Are Stronger Because We Are Democracies": President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/we-are-stronger-because-we-are-democracies-president-obama-addresses-people-estonia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We Are Stronger Because We Are Democracies&quot;: President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/estonia.jpg?itok=UUPAcujF" alt="President Obama Speaks to the People of Estonia" title="President Obama Speaks to the People of Estonia" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering remarks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, Sept. 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>At the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia today, President Obama spoke to students, young professionals, and civic leaders about the enduring strength and promise of democracy. &quot;I am honored to be the first President of the United States to deliver an address like this to the people of Estonia,&quot; he said.&nbsp;</p> <p>The President first reflected on the history of the Baltic people&#39;s fight to secure democracy across the region:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p> Exactly 25 years ago, people across the Baltics came together in one of the greatest displays of freedom and non-violent resistance that the world has ever seen.</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p> On that August evening, perhaps two million people stepped out of their homes and joined hands -- a human chain of freedom, the Baltic Way. &nbsp;And they stretched down highways and across farmlands, from Tallinn to Riga to Vilnius. They lit candles and they sang anthems. &nbsp;Old men and women brought out their flags of independence. &nbsp;And young parents brought their children to teach them that when ordinary people stand together, great change is possible. &nbsp;</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p> Here in Estonia, when people joined the line, the password was &ldquo;freedom.&rdquo; &nbsp;As one man said that day, &ldquo;The Berlin Wall is made of brick and concrete. &nbsp;Our wall is stronger.&rdquo; &nbsp;And it was. Within months, that wall in Berlin was pushed open.&nbsp; The next year, the Baltic peoples finally voted in elections. And when the forces of the past made their last grab for power, you stood up.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/we-are-stronger-because-we-are-democracies-president-obama-addresses-people-estonia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/we-are-stronger-because-we-are-democracies-president-obama-addresses-people-estonia" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/we-are-stronger-because-we-are-democra...</a> </div> </div> </div> Afghanistan Baltic states Baltics Barack Obama Berlin Berlin Black Sea Estonia Estonia Foreign Policy Latvia Lithuania Obama Obama Speaks Official Pete Souza Poland Riga Riga Tallinn Tallinn Tanya Somanader Tanya Somanader The President Ukraine United Kingdom United States United States Vilnius Vilnius wales Warsaw White House Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:54:45 +0000 feed 326557 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Gives a Statement on the Murder of Steven Sotloff http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-gives-statement-murder-steven-sotloff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Gives a Statement on the Murder of Steven Sotloff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This morning, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/03/remarks-president-obama-and-president-ilves-estonia-joint-press-confer-0">in a joint press conference</a> with President Ilves of Estonia, President Obama gave the following statement about the murder of journalist Steven Sotloff.</p> <p></p> <p>Finally, I want to say that today the prayers of the American people are with the family of a devoted and courageous journalist, Steven Sotloff. Overnight, our government determined that, tragically, Steven was taken from us in a horrific act of violence. We cannot even begin to imagine the agony that everyone who loved Steven is feeling right now, especially his mother, his father and his younger sister. So today, our country grieves with them.</p> <p>Like Jim Foley before him, Steve&rsquo;s life stood in sharp contrast to those who have murdered him so brutally. They make the absurd claim that they kill in the name of religion, but it was Steven, his friends say, who deeply loved the Islamic world. His killers try to claim that they defend the oppressed, but it was Steven who traveled across the Middle East, risking his life to tell the story of Muslim men and women demanding justice and dignity.</p> <p>Whatever these murderers think they&rsquo;ll achieve by killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed. They have failed because, like people around the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists. And those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget, and that our reach is long and that justice will be served.</p> <p>You can read the full text of the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/03/remarks-president-obama-and-president-ilves-estonia-joint-press-confer-0">joint press conference</a> here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/president-obama-gives-statement-murder-steven-sotloff" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/president-obama-gives-statement-murder...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Counterterrorism Estonia Foreign Policy Homeland Security isil Lindsay Holst Middle East Official Steven Sotloff The President White House Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:18:58 +0000 feed 326558 at http://newsmotion.org