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Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2013

Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt

As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people.  The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law.  Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the use of force.

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Combat Tracking IX

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02 July 2013

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Combat Tracking IX, modern Combat Tracking for the 21st Century.

02-13 September 2013

We are now taking bookings for our next Combat Tracking IX Class. This Class is crucial training for all Military (Conventional and SoF), Law Enforcement, Border Patrol and Anti Poaching Units. and will be delivered at our exclusive New Mexico (USA) training site, accommodation and food provided.

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NOT FREE OR SAFE: TALKS BRING REDUCED FIGHTING AND MORE AID, BUT THOUSANDS REMAIN DISPLACED

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18 June 2013
Kachin State, Burma

Thousands of villagers in Kachin State and northern Shan State have been displaced from their homes for nearly two years by Burma Army advances and see little hope of an imminent return. This is in spite of ongoing talks between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) to resolve the conflict which has continued for over two years since 9 June 2011.  While fighting in Kachin State is greatly reduced, clashes continue in northern Shan State as the Burma Army advances against Shan, Ta’ang and Kachin positions there.

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Free Burma Ranger teams recently visited five Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps in the KIA’s 3rd Brigade area, providing medical care and Good Life Club children’s programs in each camp.  All together in these 5 camps live about 5,155 people, a fraction of the over 100,000 who have been displaced since 2011 in northern Shan and Kachin States. During this mission, the Government of Burma and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) held talks and released a statement on 30 May 2013, in which they “agree to undertake efforts to achieve de-escalation and cessation of hostilities” but did not agree to a formal ceasefire.  IDPs staying in the camps said they wanted to return but could not do so while the Burma Army was still in and near their home villages.  According to a leader at one IDP camp, “If we have safety and freedom in our land we can go back, but now we are not free or safe.”  The Government/KIO statement mentioned agreement “to continue discussions” on repositioning troops but made no concrete plan.

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