Statement on the attacks in Iraq

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 11, 2018  Statement by the Press Secretary Over the past few days, we have seen life-threatening attacks in Iraq, including on the United States consulate in Basra and against the American embassy compound in Baghdad.  Iran did not act to stop these attacks by its proxies ... Read More»

Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a faculty at the Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as well as an Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.  He is also a Junior Principal Investigator at Japan’s World Premier International ... Read More»

Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 (Iran)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic with a Shia Islamic political system based on “velayat-e faqih” (“guardianship of the jurist” or “rule by the jurisprudent”). Shia clergy, most notably the “supreme jurisprudent” (or supreme leader), and political leaders vetted by the clergy dominated key power structures. While mechanisms for ... Read More»

Statement by Mark Toner on the Sentencing of Siamak and Baquer Namazi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON October 18, 2016 The Sentencing of Siamak and Baquer Namazi We are deeply concerned about reports that U.S. citizens Siamak Namazi and Baquer Namazi have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Siamak Namazi has been unjustly detained in Iran for over a year. ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This special holiday is a time to honor the sacrifice, resolve, and commitment to God demonstrated by Abraham.  It marks the end of the pilgrimage of Hajj performed each year by millions of Muslims ... Read More»

President Obama on the legacy of those we lost on 9/11

Terrorists will never be able to defeat the United States. Their only hope is to terrorize us into changing who we are or our way of life. That’s why we Americans will never give in to fear. And it’s why this weekend we remember the true spirit of 9/11. We’re still the America of heroes ... Read More»

Bringing People Hope: Harvey Milk and the Gay Rights Movement in America

In 1977, San Francisco politics was taken by storm when gay rights activist Harvey Milk was elected to the Board of Supervisors. As the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, Milk’s election was a triumph over anti-gay stereotypes. Milk’s ability to mobilize gays and straights alike resulted in the ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia On May 17, Americans and people around the world mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by reaffirming the dignity and inherent worth of all people, regardless of who they love or their gender identity. Our nation is committed to the principle ... Read More»
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