JAY CARNEY

  • Most tweetedabout beard of the White House meets razor's edge January 27, 2014

    The most tweetedabout beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in with wisecracks. "Here I am, the old me," a cleanshaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing with reporters on Friday. His announcement was greeted with laughter. Carney debuted the...
  • Nuclear deal offers extraordinary opportunities for Iran: Barack Obama January 14, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that the landmark nuclear deal reached between the P5+1 countries and Iran offers "extraordinary opportunities" for the Islamic republic and its people. "If Iran is willing to walk through the door of opportunity that's presented to them, then I have no doubt that it...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US January 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing America's relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House on Friday said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented. "This is an extremely important relationship and that has many aspects to it and cultural ties, political ties,...
  • Possible action against Syria not about regime change: White House August 28, 2013

    Washington: The US has insisted that it is not seeking a regime change in Syria, where it is contemplating taking military action against President Bashar Al Assad's government for alleged use of chemical weapons. "I want to make clear that the options we are considering are not about regime change. They...
  • Obama considering limited military strike against Syria August 27, 2013

    US President Barack Obama is considering a limited military strike against Syria, as Washington accused Damascus of using chemical weapons against its own people, according to a media report on Tuesday. Even as the White House insisted that President Obama has made no such decision and is yet to take a...
  • Will continue to monitor terror threat: White House August 6, 2013

    The US would continue to monitor the terrorist threat coming from the alQaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and take all the necessary action to thwart that, the Obama Administration said on Monday. "I'm not in a position to discuss specific intelligence, but we believe this threat is significant, and we...
  • Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' for ailing Mandela June 12, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94yearold Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama, the first lady and everyone at the White House...
  • US seeks more evidence on use of chemical weapons in Syria June 5, 2013

    Washington: United States needs to gather more evidence on use of chemical weapons in Syria before President Barack Obama can determine that a 'red line' has been crossed and necessary action needs to be taken, his spokesman said. France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had on Tuesday said...
  • Going to Iraq was not the right decision, believes Obama March 20, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama continues to believe that going to Iraq was not a wise decision, although he agrees Iraq is a better place today as a result of sacrifice made by the US military, 10 years after it invaded the nation in search of chemical and biological weapons. Obama...
  • 'Osama's death will not affect US policy on Afghan' May 10, 2011

    Washington: The White House on Tuesday said that the killing of Osama bin Laden will not have any impact on President Barack Obama's policy on Afghanistan and the US would start withdrawing its troops from the wartorn country on schedule from July this year. "The administration is, of course, in the...
  • Osama killed according to war laws: White House May 5, 2011

    Washington: The White House has said the US covert operation to kill al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was conducted in a manner fully consistent with the laws of war. "The (Special Operations) team had the authority to kill Osama bin Laden unless he offered to surrender; in which case the...
  • Obamas' income drops but leaves them millionaire April 19, 2011

    Washington: The annual income of US President Barack and his wife Michelle dropped by more than twothirds to $1.73 million in 2010 as against $5.5 million in 2009, the White House has said. Obama and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported an adjusted gross income of...
  • Nofly zone a serious action: US on Libya March 16, 2011

    Washington: Implementing a nofly zone over Libya would involve military action, the White House has said, adding that the option is being actively considered with international partners and the United Nations. US President Barack Obama believes that implementing the no fly zone would be, in any situation, a serious action, White...