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2003
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2003

December
--12/29/03  Interview by Robin Wright of The Washington Post; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--12/11/03  Task Force on Palestinian Reform (TFPR); David Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary; Statement; Rome, Italy
--12/10/03  Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee on Assistance to the Palestinians (AHLC); William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary; Remarks; Washington, DC
--12/05/03  Secretary Powell's Meeting with Drafters of Geneva Initiative

November
--11/26/03  Interview With Michele Kelemen of National Public Radio; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--11/19/03  Interview of the President by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat; President George W. Bush; The American Embassy; London, England
--11/19/03  President Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall Palace in London; President George W. Bush; Royal Banqueting House-Whitehall Palace; London, England
--11/12/03  The Transatlantic Community: Helping Build Peace, Prosperity, and Security in the Greater Middle East; William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Remarks to "The Marshall Legacy: The Role of the Transatlantic Community in Building Peace and Security" Conference; Washington, DC

October
--10/30/03  U.S.-Syrian Relations; William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
--10/28/03  Press Conference by the President; President George W. Bush; The Rose Garden, The White House; Washington, DC
--10/15/03  Press Conference Following Roadside Explosion in Gaza; Daniel Kurtzer, U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Tel Aviv
--10/03/03  Interview by The Washington Post; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--10/02/03  Remarks at the Foreign Press Center on U.S. Foreign Policy after the UNGA; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

September
--09/29/03  Remarks at U.S.-Arab Economic Forum; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Detroit, Michigan document includes link to video filedocument includes link to audio file 
--09/29/03  Renewing Hope: An American Policy Agenda for the Near East; William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Remarks to the U.S.-Arab Economic Forum; Detroit, Michigan
--09/26/03  Press Availabilty With UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Foreign Minister Franco Frattini of Italy in the Capacity of European Union Presidency; European Union High Representative Javier Solana; and Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation; Secretary Colin L. Powell; United Nations Headquarters; New York, New York
--09/25/03  Remarks After UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Luncheon for P-5 Members; Secretary Colin L. Powell; United Nations Headquarters; New York, New York
--09/25/03  U.S. Interagency Efforts To Combat Terrorist Financing; E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Banking Committee; Washington, DC
--09/24/03  The HAMAS Asset Freeze and Other Government Efforts To Stop Terrorist Financing; E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Financial Services; Washington, DC
--09/23/03  Briefing to the White House Press Travel Pool; Senior Administration Official; United States Mission to the UN; New York, New York
--09/23/03  President Addresses UN General Assembly; President George W. Bush; The United Nations; New York, New York
--09/22/03  Interview on The Charlie Rose Show; Secretary Colin L. Powell; New York City
--09/22/03  President's Visit to UN General Assembly; Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor; Press Briefing; James S. Brady Briefing Room, The White House, Washington, DC
--09/18/03  President Bush Meets With King Abdullah of Jordan; President George W. Bush; Camp David, Maryland
--09/16/03  Syria's Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile Development Programs; John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Testimony Before the House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia; Washington, DC
--09/15/03  Situation in the Middle East; John D. Negroponte, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Statement in the UN Security Council; New York, New York
--09/13/03  Joint Press Briefing with The P5 Foreign Ministers and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (English-Language Portions]; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Geneva, Switzerland
--09/10/03  Interview by Hafiz Al-Mirazi of Al Jazeera; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--09/10/03  Remarks With Prime Minister Sabah of Kuwait; President George W. Bush; Photo Opportunity, The Oval Office, The White House; Washington, DC
--09/08/03  Remarks After Meeting With Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--09/07/03  Interview on NBC's Meet the Press With Tim Russert; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--09/07/03  Interview on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--09/07/03  Remarks After His Interview with CBS's Face the Nation; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--09/06/03  Prime Minister Abbas' Resignation
--09/05/03  Remarks at The Elliott School of International Affairs; Secretary Colin L. Powell; George Washington University; Washington, DC document includes link to video filedocument includes link to audio file 

August
--08/26/03  Remarks to 85th Annual American Legion National Convention; President George W. Bush; St. Louis Convention Center; St. Louis, Missouri
--08/26/03  Roundtable with Domestic Syndicates; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Washington, DC
--08/23/03  President's Radio Address on Terrorists; President George W. Bush; Crawford, Texas
--08/22/03  Interview by Mr. Hafiz Mirazi of Al-Jazeera; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Washington, DC
--08/21/03  Remarks with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan After Their Meeting ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Outside the United Nations; New York, New York
--08/12/03  Interview on Egypt's Nile Television With Mohammed El Setohi; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--08/12/03  Remarks at Seeds of Peace Event; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Loy Henderson Conference Room; Washington, DC
--08/07/03  Press Briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC [DSL/Cable; dial-up modem; audio]
--08/04/03  Interview by Radio Sawa; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC

July
--07/30/03  Interview by Hemi Shalev of Ma'ariv Newspaper; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/30/03  Interview with Reuters; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/30/03  President Bush Discusses Top Priorities for the U.S.; President George W. Bush; Press Conference; Washington, DC
--07/29/03  President Bush Discusses Middle East Peace With Prime Minister Sharon; President George W. Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon; The Rose Garden, The White House; Washington, DC
--07/25/03  President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Abbas to White House; President George W. Bush; The Rose Garden, The White House; Washington, DC
--07/23/03  Remarks with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom; Secretary Colin L. Powell; C Street Entrance; Washington, DC
--07/23/03  Interview with Ghida Fakhry of Lebanese Broadcast Corporation/Al-Hayat; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/22/03  Interview With The Washington Times Editorial Board; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/19/03  Interview on Radio Monte Carlo; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Taped on July 18 With Mr. Bichara El Bonn; Washington, DC
--07/16/03  Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Reciprocal Action, Quartet Support [PDF]
--07/02/03  Interview by Radio Sawa; Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/02/03  Interview on the Sean Hannity Show ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/01/03  Interview on Fox News With Brit Hume; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC

June
--06/30/03  Interview on ABC's Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/30/03  Interview on CBS's The Early Show with Harry Smith; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/30/03  Interview on CNN's American Morning with Heidi Collins; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/30/03  Interview on NBC's Today Show with Katie Couric; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/30/03  Interview on Fox & Friends with Brian Kilmeade; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/30/03  Interview on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/27/03  Remarks After Bilateral Meeting With Amadou Toumani Toure, President of the Republic of Mali; Secretary Colin L. Powell; C Street Entrance; Washington, DC
--06/27/03  Agreement in Principle Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
--06/26/03  Remarks at the International Institute for Strategic Studies; Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; International Institute for Strategic Studies; London, United Kingdom
--06/23/03  Interview With Al-Arabiyya Television; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Dead Sea, Jordan
--06/23/03  Interview With Jordan TV; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Dead Sea, Jordan
--06/23/03  Interview on Al-Jazeera Television; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Dead Sea, Jordan
--06/22/03  Remarks at the World Economic Forum; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Dead Sea, Jordan
--06/20/03  Joint Press Conference with Israeli Prime Minister Sharon ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem
--06/20/03  Joint Press Conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Jericho Intercontinental Hotel ; Jericho
--06/20/03  Remarks Following Meeting at the Foreign Ministry; Secretary Colin L. Powell and Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom; Jerusalem
--06/19/03  Press Briefing En Route The Dead Sea, Jordan; Secretary Colin L. Powell; On Board Plane
--06/14/03  Remarks at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's National Convention Banquet; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Released by the Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
--06/09/03  Press Briefing after the OAS Meeting ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Hyatt Regency Hotel; Santiago, Chile
--06/08/03  Press Briefing En Route San Juan, Puerto Rico; Secretary Colin L. Powell; On Board Plane
--06/08/03  Interview on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/08/03  Interview on Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--06/04/03  Road Map for Peace in the Middle East; Secretary Colin L. Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice ; Remarks to the Press Pool at King Hussein International Airport; Aqaba, Jordan
--06/04/03  President Bush Meets with Leaders of Jordan, Israel and Palestinian Authority ; President George W. Bush; Released by Office of the White House Press Secretary; Aqaba, Jordan
--06/03/03  Dr. Condoleezza Rice Discusses the Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East ; Dr. Condoleezza Rice , National Security Advisor; Released by Office of the White House Press Secretary; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
--06/03/03  President Bush and President Mubarak of Egypt Discuss Roadmap to Peace; President George W. Bush; Released by the Office of the White House Press Secretary; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
--06/03/03  Remarks at Multilateral Meeting With Arab Leaders; President George W. Bush; Movenpick Conference Center; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
--06/02/03  Press Briefing En Route Sharm el-Sheikh; Secretary Colin L. Powell; On Board Plane
--06/02/03  Background Briefing on U.S.-French Meeting; Senior Administration Official; Evian, France
--06/02/03  Interview With Italian TV Canale 5; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Rome, Italy
--06/02/03  Interview on World News Tonight With Peter Jennings; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
--06/02/03  Joint Press Availability; Secretary Colin L. Powell and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini; Following Their Meeting at the Villa Doria Pamphili; Rome, Italy
--06/02/03  Remarks in Courtesy Call With French President Chirac; President George W. Bush, French President Jacques Chirac; Hotel Royal; Evian, France

April - May
--05/31/03  Radio Address: Trip to Europe and the Middle East; President George W. Bush; Krakow, Poland
--05/30/03  Press Gaggle; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Aboard Air Force One; En Route Krakow, Poland
--05/29/03  President Bush's Roundtable Interview With Print Journalists; President George W. Bush; Roosevelt Room, The White House; Washington, DC
--05/28/03  Remarks After His Meeting with President Kessai H. Note of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; Secretary Colin L. Powell; C Street Entrance; Washington, DC
--05/28/03  President Bush to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar
--05/23/03  Questions and Answers at G-8 Press Conference; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Paris, France
--05/23/03  Remarks En Route Andrews Air Force Base; Secretary Colin L. Powell; On Board Plane
--05/22/03  Interview with French Television 1 (TF-1); Secretary Colin L. Powell; Intercontinental Hotel; Paris, France
--05/22/03  Press Conference at the French American Press Club; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Hotel Clarion St. James et Albany; Paris, France
--05/19/03  President Bush, Philippine President Arroyo Hold Joint Press Conference; President Bush, President Arroyo; Joint Press Availability, The White House ; Washington, DC
--05/16/03  Democratic Change and American Policy in the Middle East; William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Remarks to the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Fourth Annual Conference; Washington, DC
--05/16/03  Men and Women of the Muslim World Share Hope of Liberty; Lorne Craner, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Remarks to the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy; Washington, DC
--05/14/03  Interview With Russian Television NTV; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Moscow, Russia
--05/14/03  Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Ivanov; Secretary Colin L. Powell and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov; Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Moscow, Russia
--05/13/03  $50 Million in Supplemental US Assistance for Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza
--05/13/03  Remarks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Dr. Marwan Mouasher and Jordanian Minister of Planning Mr. Basem Awadallah; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Signing Ceremony ; Amman, Jordan
--05/13/03  Remarks with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal bin Abdel Aziz; Secretary Colin L. Powell; VIP Reception Hall, Riyadh Air Base; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
--05/12/03  Interview with Egyptian newspapers Al Ahram, Akhbar Al Youm, and The Middle East News Agency; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Cairo, Egypt
--05/12/03  Interview with Israel Television Channel Two; Secretary Colin L. Powell; David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
--05/12/03  Remarks with Foreign Minister of Egypt Ahmed Maher Following Meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Foreign Minister Maher; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Itihadiya Palace; Cairo, Egypt
--05/11/03  Interview on NBC's Today Show with Jay Leno; Secretary Colin L. Powell; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
--05/11/03  Interview with Al-Quds Newspaper; Secretary Colin L. Powell; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
--05/11/03  Joint Press Briefing with Israeli Prime Minister Sharon Following their Meeting ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Prime Minister's Residence, Jerusalem
--05/11/03  Remarks after his Meeting with Israeli President Moshe Katsav; Secretary Colin L. Powell; President's Office, Jerusalem
--05/11/03  Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Before their Meeting; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Prime Minister's Residence, Jerusalem
--05/11/03  Joint Press Conference; Secretary of State Colin L. Powell And Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas; Oasis Intercontinental Hotel, Jericho
--05/10/03  Joint Press Conference ; Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom; David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
--05/10/03  Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on Board Plane en Route Tel Aviv/Jerusalem ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Tel Aviv/Jerusalem
--05/09/03  Remarks With Qatari Amir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani After Their Meeting; Secretary Colin L. Powell; C Street Entrance; Washington, DC
--05/09/03  President Bush Presses for Peace in the Middle East ; President Bush; Remarks in Commencement Address at the University of South Carolina ; Columbia, South Carolina
--05/07/03  Remarks to the Press by Secretary Powell after his Meeting With UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; UN Headquarters, New York
--05/06/03  Remarks With Polish Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz After Their Meeting; Secretary Colin L. Powell; C Street Entrance; Washington, DC
--05/04/03  Interview on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulus; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--05/04/03  Interview on CBS's Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--05/04/03  Interview on NBC's Meet the Press With Tim Russert; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--05/04/03  Remarks After Interview With NBC's Meet the Press; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--05/03/03  Press Briefing With Lebanese Foreign Minister Jean Obeid Following Meeting With Lebanese President Lahoud, Speaker of the Parliament Berri, and Prime Minister Hariri at the Presidential Palace; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Beirut, Lebanon
--05/03/03  Press Briefing in Damascus; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Damascus, Syria
--05/02/03  On-the-Record Briefing En Route to Damascus, Syria; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Aboard the Secretary's Airplane
--05/01/03  Interview With Spanish Television, TVE; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Madrid, Spain
--05/01/03  Interview by Al-Jazeera; Marc Grossman, Deputy Secretary of State; Washington, DC
--04/30/03  President Bush and President Uribe of Colombia Comment on the Roadmap and Terrorism; President George W. Bush; Remarks at Photo Opportunity; Washington, DC
--04/30/03  President Bush: The Middle East and the Roadmap for Peace; President George W. Bush; Released by the Office of the White House Press Secretary; Washington, DC
--04/25/03  Interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television With Henry Champ; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--04/24/03  Interview on Al-Arabiyya with Hisham Melhem; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--04/24/03  Interview on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation with Salameh Nemaat; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--04/23/03  Daily Press Briefing for April 23, 2003 -- Transcript
--04/15/03  Foreign Press Center Briefing; Secretary Colin L. Powell; National Press Building; Washington, DC
--04/11/03  Interview by Tom Brokaw of NBC News; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--04/09/03  Interview by Domestic Print Journalists; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Washington, DC
--04/07/03  Interview wth Ralitsa Vasiliva of CNNI; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Washington, DC
--04/02/03  Interview by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation/Al-Hayat; Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC

January - March
--03/30/03  Remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Annual Policy Conference; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--03/14/03  Interview by Al-Arabiyya TV; Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC
--03/14/03  Hopeful Moment for Progress Toward Middle East Peace; President George W. Bush; The White House; Washington, DC
--03/10/03  Excerpt: March 10 Press Briefing
--03/03/03  Excerpt: March 3, 2003 Press Briefing
--02/25/03  Excerpt: February 24 Press Briefing
--01/15/03  Excerpt: January 15 Press Briefing

  
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