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2006 Remarks About Near Eastern Affairs

December
--12/28/06  President Bush Meets with His National Security Team; President George W. Bush; Prairie Chapel Ranch; Crawford, Texas
--12/23/06  Explanation of Vote on Iran and UNSC Resolution 1737; Ambassador Alejandro Wolff, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the Security Council; New York City
--12/23/06  Statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Iran; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--12/11/06  President Meets With Senior State Department Officials on Iraq; President George W. Bush; United States Department of State; Washington, DC
--12/09/06  President's Radio Address on Iraq; President George W. Bush; Washington, DC
--12/08/06  America and Israel: Confronting a Middle East in Turmoil; David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Briefing at the Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
--12/01/06  Briefing on Somalia, North Korea, Nepal, Lebanon and Burma; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--12/01/06  Interview on LBC's Kalam Al-Nass With Marcel Ghanem; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC
--10/27/06  Statement to Lebanon Press Corps; Randall L. Tobias, Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator; Grand Serail; Beirut, Lebanon

November
--11/30/06  President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq; White House Office of the Press Secretary; Four Seasons Hotel Amman; Amman, Jordan
--11/30/06  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Jerusalem
--11/30/06  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Jericho, West Bank
--11/29/06  Briefing on Fiji, Lebanon, Iran and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout ; New York City
--11/22/06  Interview With ABU DHABAI TV; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--11/22/06  Interview With Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya TV; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--11/21/06  Briefing on the Assassination of Lebanese Cabinet Minister Pierre Gemayel and Establishment of a Tribunal; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--11/21/06  Statement by the President on the Assassination of Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel; President Bush; Honolulu, Hawaii
--11/16/06  Status of U.S. Assistance to Lebanon; Ambassador Randall Tobias, Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator; Special Briefing; Washington, DC
--11/13/06  Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Two Paths to the Bomb, Another Path to Peace; Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Vienna; Remarks at Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research ; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
--11/09/06  Interview With The Lebanese Broadcasting Company; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--11/05/06  Statement by the President on the Saddam Hussein Verdict; President George W. Bush; TSTC Airport; Waco, Texas

October
--10/28/06  Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Iraq; President Bush, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki; Washington, DC
--10/27/06  Interview With BBC Correspondent Mohammad Tabaar; Ambassador James Jeffrey, Senior Advisor to Secretary Rice and Coordinator for Iraq Policy; U,S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--10/27/06  Interview With George Salibi of New TV (Lebanon); C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--10/26/06  Interview With May Chidiac of Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--10/26/06  Update on Iraq; Ambassador David Satterfield, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and Coordinator for Iraq; Foreign Press Center briefing; Washington, DC
--10/25/06  Press Conference by President Bush
--10/24/06  Interview With Sean Hannity; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--10/24/06  Interview on Janet Parshall's America on Salem Radio; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--10/17/06  U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Address to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Regional Business Conference With NEA Ambassadors; New York City
--10/11/06  Interview With Michel Ghandour of Alhurra Television; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; State Department; Washington, DC
--10/11/06  Interview at Arab Journalists Roundtable; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Interview focusing on the Middle East and his recent trip to the region with Secretary Rice; Washington, DC
--10/06/06  Remarks With Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Erbil, Iraq
--10/05/06  Briefing En Route Baghdad, Iraq; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; En Route Baghdad, Iraq
--10/05/06  Remarks With Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Baghdad, Iraq
--10/04/06  Remarks With Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Ramallah, West Bank
--10/03/06  Democracy Discussion With Print Media; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Cairo, Egypt
--10/03/06  Interview With Amal Roushdy Hammady of Nile Television; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Cairo, Egypt
--10/03/06  Interview With Randa Abu el Azem of Al Arabiya TV; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Cairo, Egypt
--10/03/06  Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Cairo, Egypt
--10/03/06  Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
--10/01/06  Briefing En Route Shannon, Ireland; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; En Route Shannon, Ireland

September
--09/26/06  Interview With Sean Hannity of The Sean Hannity Show; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--09/26/06  Interview With Marc Bernier of WNDB Radio; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--09/25/06  Remarks by the President After Meeting With Business Leaders on Lebanon Private Sector Initiative
--09/17/06  Remarks and Other Information from Secretary Rice's Travel to UN General Assembly
--09/15/06  Strategies for the Multifront War Against Radical Islamists: Building Security in the Broader Middle East; Philip Zelikow, Counselor of the Department; Keynote Address at Weinberg Founders Conference 2006; Washington, DC
--09/13/06  Remarks With Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel Tzipi Livni After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; The Treaty Room; Washington, DC
--09/13/06  Review of the Situation in Lebanon and the Way Ahead; C. David Welch , Assistant Secretary, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
--09/12/06  Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay At the Museum of Industry; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Stellarton, Canada
--09/11/06  President's Address to the Nation; President George W. Bush; The Oval Office, The White House; Washington, DC
--09/06/06  Middle East Region at Critical Crossroads; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Address to Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Medford, Massachusetts
--09/06/06  Update on Iran Nuclear Issue; Robert Joseph, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security ; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC

August
--08/31/06  Terrorism and the Middle East; President George W. Bush; Address to American Legion National Convention; Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/31/06  U.S. Support for Lebanon's Early Recovery; Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance & USAID Administrator; Remarks at the Conference for Lebanon's Early Recovery; Stockholm, Sweden
--08/30/06  Appointment of Special Envoy for Countering the PKK; Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; Interview with CNN Turk TV; Washington, DC
--08/30/06  Humanitarian Aid for Lebanon; Michele J. Sison, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE; Remarks at Press Event; Port Rashid, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
--08/29/06  Briefing on Sudan, Iran, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/29/06  Excerpt from BBC World Broadcast Interview; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--08/29/06  Interview on KSL-TV With Bruce Lindsay; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/29/06  Interview on KSTU-TV With Hope Woodside; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/29/06  Interview on KTVX-TV With Chris Vanocur; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/29/06  Interview on KUTV-TV With Brian Mullahy; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/29/06  Remarks at the 88th Annual American Legion Convention; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; The Salt Palace Convention Center; Salt Lake City, Utah
--08/28/06  Briefing on Sudan, Iran, the Middle East Situation, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/24/06  President Bush Welcomes Decision by French President To Send 2,000 Troops to Lebanon
--08/23/06  The Battle of Baghdad; Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Op-Ed; The Wall Street Journal
--08/22/06  Briefing on Iran, the Situation in the Middle East, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/22/06  Humanitarian Assistance to Lebanon; William J. Garvelink, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Agency for International Development; Foreign Press Center Roundtable; Washington, DC -- Official Transcript
--08/22/06  Middle East Situation: An Update; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at Monthly Meeting on the Situation in the Middle East; New York City
--08/21/06  Deadlines Loom in Iran Nuclear Standoff; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs ; Excerpt From NPR's Talk of the Nation With Neil Conan; Washington, DC
--08/21/06  Press Conference on Lebanon and Other Issues; President George W. Bush; White House Conference Center Briefing Room; Washington, DC
--08/21/06  Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/21/06  Interview on Al-Jazeera's "Min Washington"; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--08/19/06  Working To Improve the Health, Security, and Prosperity of the American People; President George W. Bush; Radio Address to the Nation; Washington, DC
--08/18/06  Discussion on the Middle East; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; "Ask the White House" Online Forum; Washington, DC
--08/16/06  A Path to Lasting Peace; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Op-Ed; The Washington Post
--08/16/06  Update on the Situation in the Middle East and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/15/06  Interview With Susan Page of USA Today; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/15/06  Middle East Update; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC
--08/15/06  Situation in the Middle East and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--08/14/06  Remarks by President Bush on Foreign Policy
--08/12/06  Interview With Israel Radio One; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/12/06  President's Statement on UN Security Council Resolution on Lebanon; President George W. Bush; Crawford, Texas
--08/11/06  Interview With CBS News; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; New York, New York
--08/11/06  Interview With CNN; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; New York, New York
--08/11/06  Interview With FOX News; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; New York, New York
--08/11/06  Interview With NBC News; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; New York, New York
--08/11/06  Remarks Following Meeting of the United Nations Security Council; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; New York, New York
--08/11/06  Remarks to the United Nations Security Council; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Explanation of Vote on UNSC Resolution on Israel-Lebanon; New York, New York
--08/07/06  President Bush and Secretary Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Prairie Chapel Ranch; Crawford, Texas
--08/06/06  Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley; Steve Hadley, National Security Advisor; Crawford Middle School; Crawford, Texas
--08/06/06  Press Briefing by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Crawford Middle School; Crawford, Texas
--08/06/06  Interview on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopooulos; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Crawford, Texas
--08/06/06  Interview on NBC's Meet the Press With Tim Russert; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Crawford, Texas
--08/04/06  CNN Interview: Situation in the Middle East; Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Interview by Fionnula Sweeney of CNN's Your World Today ; Washington, DC
--08/04/06  Interview With James Carney and Elaine Shannon of Time Magazine; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/04/06  Interview on MSNBC's Hardball With David Gregory; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/03/06  Interview on CNN's Larry King Live; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/03/06  Interview With Sean Hannity of The Sean Hannity Show; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/01/06  Departure of U.S. Citizens From Lebanon; Ronald Schlicher, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus; "Ask the Ambassador" Online Forum; Washington, DC
--08/01/06  Interview With Bill O'Reilly of The O'Reilly Factor; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/01/06  Interview With Ray Suarez of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC

July
--07/31/06  Adoption of Resolution 1696 on Iran; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Statement to the Security Council; New York City
--07/31/06  Adoption of Resolution 1696 on Iran and the Situation in the Middle East; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/31/06  Remarks from Secretary Rice's Travel to the Middle East, Europe, and Asia
--07/30/06  Remarks on the Situation in the Middle East; President George W. Bush; Released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary; The South Lawn, Washington, DC
--07/29/06  President's Radio Address on Middle East Peace; President George W. Bush; Released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary; Washington, DC
--07/27/06  Visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki; Brett McGurk, Director for Iraq, National Security Council; "Ask the White House" Online Forum; Washington, DC
--07/27/06  UN Reform, Situation in the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, Nominee for Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; New York City
--07/27/06  Update on Humanitarian Assistance to Lebanon; James Kunder, Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East, U.S. Agency for International Development ; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC -- Official Transcript
--07/26/06  Interview With CNN -- Paula Zahn Now; Kristen Silverberg , Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs ; Washington, DC
--07/26/06  Situation in the Middle East and the Deaths of UNIFIL Observers; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/25/06  Press Briefing on Visit of Iraqi President; Stephen J. Hadley, National Security Advisor; James S. Brady Briefing Room, The White House; Washington, DC
--07/25/06  Briefing on Middle East Situation; C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; En route Rome, Italy
--07/25/06  Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon; Ambassador Warren W. Tichenor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva; U.S. Intervention at July 25 OCHA Briefing on the UN Flash Consolidated Appeal for Lebanon; Geneva, Switzerland
--07/25/06  Remarks by President Bush and the Prime Minister Maliki of the Republic of Iraq
--07/25/06  Remarks on Iran; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/22/06  President's Radio Address on Middle East Peace; President George W. Bush; Released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary ; Englewood, Colorado
--07/21/06  Situation in the Middle East; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks in the Security Council; New York City
--07/21/06  Situation in the Middle East, Secretary Rice's Visit, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/20/06  Lebanon Assisted Departure Special Briefing With Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Maura Harty and Department of Defense Deputy Director for Regional Operations of theJoint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Barbero
--07/20/06  Situation in the Middle East and the Secretary General's Report on the Israel-Hezbollah Conflict; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/20/06  Situation in the Middle East, Iran, and Other Matters; Ambassador John R. Bolton , U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/19/06  Lebanon Assisted Departure Special Briefing With Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Maura Harty and Department of Defense Deputy Director for Regional Operations of the Joint Chief of Staff Brigadier General Barbero
--07/19/06  Interview With Miles O'Brien of CNN's "American Morning"
--07/19/06  Interview by E.D. Hill of FOX & Friends
--07/18/06  Remarks With Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon Nasrallah Sfeir Before Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--07/18/06  Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--07/18/06  Daily Press Briefing -- July 18
--07/17/06  Remarks on the Situation in the Middle East; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/14/06  Statement to the UN in the Special Public Session on Lebanon; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks to UN Security Council; New York City
--07/13/06  Remarks on the Draft Resolution on the Middle East; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/13/06  Statement on Draft Middle East Resolution; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at the UN Security Council; New York City
--07/12/06  Remarks on Iran, North Korea, and the Middle East; Ambassador John R. Bolton, , U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout; New York City
--07/11/06  Remarks From Secretary Rice's Trip to Europe With President Bush
--07/10/06  Sharing a Vision of Peace, Justice, and Democracy for the World ; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Remarks by Secretary Rice and British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Following Meeting; Washington, DC
--07/10/06  Discussing U.S.-Pakistan Relations; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Remarks by Secretary Rice and Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs Khurshid Mahmood; Washington, DC
--07/06/06  Remarks With U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zal Khalilzad; President George W. Bush; The Oval Office; Washington, DC
--07/05/06  Remarks With Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul After Their Meeting; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
--07/05/06  UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Human Rights in the Palestinian Occupied Territories; Warren W. Tichenor, Permanent Representative to the UN; Statement at UN special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; Geneva, Switzerland
--07/04/06  Iraq and the War on Terror; President George W. Bush; Excerpts from remarks at Iron Mike Plaza; Fort Bragg, North Carolina
--07/03/06  Interview in Advance of Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's Visit to the U.S.; Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; Interview with Ali H. Aslan from the Turkish newspaper Zaman; Washington, DC
--07/03/06  Interview on NTV; Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; Interview with Umit Enginsoy of NTV, Turkey; Washington, DC

  
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