Jay Carney


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The United States retains the right to act in defence of our national security interests when the Commander-in-Chief views that as necessary and he retains that right in this case and in all cases. But again, taking direct military action by the United States will not solve Iraq's challenges, certainly not alone.
Jun 19 2014
Jay Carney has been quoted 31 times. The two most recent articles where Jay Carney has been quoted are Iranian official denied visa for UN ambassadorship and NSA recording 'every single' phone conversation in unnamed country: Washington Post. Most recently, Jay Carney was quoted as having said, “We certainly share the intent of the bill passed by Congress as we have told the UN and Iran. We will review the legalisation and we are doing that now…”.
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He is also mindful of the need for secret and classified information to remain secret and classified in order to protect our national security interests. So there is a careful balance here that must be attained.

We find it highly likely that chemical weapons, if they were in fact used in Syria – and there is certainly evidence that they were – that the Assad regime was responsible.

It is our policy that we have not [provided] and are not providing weapons to the Syrian opposition. But we are continuing to review our options.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev did appear in our systems when he travelled, but we also know that the FBI did a thorough investigation in 2011 and did not find any terrorism activity foreign or domestic…What we learned from, in a warning from Russia, for example, and the action that sparked the FBI to look into Tamerlan Tsarnaev. All of these issues are obviously under investigation.

As the president has said, we will never be able to eradicate every act of evil in this country, but if we can save even one child's life we have an obligation to try when it comes to the scourge of gun violence.

Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.

The President thinks very highly of General Allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in Afghanistan… He has faith in General Allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job at ISAF.

His death is part of the degradation that has been taking place to core al-Qaeda during the past several years. And that degradation has depleted the ranks to such an extent that there is now no clear successor to take on the breadth of his responsibilities.

This was a deeply unfortunate incident that does not reflect the great respect that military has for the religious practices of the Afghan people. Our military leaders have apologised, as I mentioned, for this unintentional action and ISAF is leading an investigation to understand what happened.

Obama "will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cyber security risk or undermines the dynamic, innovative global internet."

I think it reflects the fact that Iran is in a position of weakness. It's the latest round of Iranian threats and it's confirmation that Tehran is under increasing pressure for its continued failure for it to live up to its international obligation. Iran is isolated and is seeking to divert attention from it's domestic problems.

"We're urging all sides to work to resolve differences peacefully and through dialogue in a manner consistent with the rule of law and the democratic political process,"

The Palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the United Nations. It is a distraction and in fact it's counterproductive. That remains our position.

We need to do things that will have a direct impact in the short-term to grow the economy and create jobs, and the president will put forward proposals that will do just that.

I mean, the Speaker's words themselves make clear that they are not now working on a measure in the House that there is even a pretence of an attempt to create something that would get bipartisan compromise. Time is running out.

And, we continue to encourage President Assad and his government to honour the promises that President Assad has made to lift the emergency law, for example, to institute reforms and obviously to cease the violence against his own people.

We are pursuing a variety of options or looking at, rather, a range of options, including targeted sanctions. What we have seen is that sanctions can put pressure on governments and regimes to change their behaviour and I think that would be obviously the goal of this.

"We encourage all parties to move swiftly to implement the terms of the agreement so that the Yemeni people can soon realise the security, unity and prosperity that they have so courageously sought and so richly deserve,"

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