Jay Carney

  • Most tweeted-about beard of the White House meets razor's edge 27-01-2014 10:47 AM

    The most tweeted-about beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in - with wisecracks. "Here I am, the old me," a clean-shaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing with reporters on Friday. His announcement was greeted with laughter. Carney...
  • Nuclear deal offers extraordinary opportunities for Iran: Barack Obama 14-01-2014 12:02 PM

    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...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US 10-01-2014 09:20 AM

    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...
  • Possible action against Syria not about regime change: White House 28-08-2013 10:55 AM

    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....
  • Obama considering limited military strike against Syria 27-08-2013 11:19 AM

    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...
  • Will continue to monitor terror threat: White House 06-08-2013 01:23 AM

    The US would continue to monitor the terrorist threat coming from the al-Qaeda 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 12-06-2013 01:42 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old 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 05-06-2013 08:52 AM

    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 that the deadly...
  • 'Osama's death will not affect US policy on Afghan' 10-05-2011 10:34 AM

    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 war-torn country on schedule from July this year. "The administration is, of course, in...
  • Osama killed according to war laws: White House 05-05-2011 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Obamas' income drops but leaves them millionaire 19-04-2011 10:13 AM

    Washington: The annual income of US President Barack and his wife Michelle dropped by more than two-thirds 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...
  • No-fly zone a serious action: US on Libya 16-03-2011 10:10 AM

    Washington: Implementing a no-fly 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,...