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    Opening Remarks by Ambassador James Cunningham at a Press Conference

  • Secretary Kerry Travel to Afghanistan

    Secretary Kerry Travel to Afghanistan

  • 2013 Religious Freedom Report Released

    2013 Religious Freedom Report Released

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

    Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

  • Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

    Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

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  • Statement by Ambassador James B. Cunningham on the expulsion of New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg

    Freedom of the press and the establishment of a vibrant media environment are important achievements for Afghanistan and its citizens in the country’s first dozen years of democracy. These gains are threatened by the decision yesterday by the government of Afghanistan to expel New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg. We deplore this decision, which is unjustified and based on unfounded allegations.   Full Statement »

  • Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Haqqani Network Leaders

    The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering new rewards for information on four key leaders of the Haqqani Network (HQN) terrorist organization and is increasing a previously announced reward offer for information on another leader of the group. The Department has authorized rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the location of Aziz Haqqani, Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani, and Abdul Rauf Zakir. The Department also has increased its previous reward offer of up to $5 million for information on the group’s leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, to up to $10 million. 

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Afghanistan Independence Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the United States, I send best wishes to the people and government of Afghanistan as you celebrate your Independence Day on August 19. My recent travels to Kabul in support of your elections this year underscore both the importance of our long-standing partnership and the significance of the upcoming transition.  Full Statement »

  • Ambassador James Cunningham’s Interview with VOA

    When Secretary Kerry was last here we all thought that the candidates, we, and President Karzai also as you noted, all thought it would be important to maintain the goal of inaugurating a new president by the end of August. That’s a very ambitious goal and the audit has not moved as rapidly as we had hoped because of the complexity of the procedures and the scope of the audit itself which is really unique and unprecedented.   Full Interview »

  • Ambassador James Cunningham’s Interview with One TV

    There are several different issues, but they fall into two general categories that the candidates and the UN are trying to help them address. The first is the election itself, getting to a result of the election. That’s where we’re helping to support the audit that’s underway under UN supervision that will eventually produce a result.   Full Interview »

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