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Secretary Kerry (July 22): "The loss of lives and the humanitarian impact is really heartbreaking, and we’re joining our international partners in reiterating our call for an immediate end to fighting and a return to the cease-fire that was reached in 2012." Full Text» Trip Page»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Iraq
Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "We condemn in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by ISIL." Full Text» More»
- Afghan Elections
Ambassador Dobbins (July 22): "They will continue to meet in the future in order both to ensure that the auditing process goes forward and also to begin to discuss the modalities for forming a government of national unity as the two committed to do during Secretary Kerry's visit." Full Text»
- Travel to Central America
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, travels to San Salvador, El Salvador as well as San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from July 22-24. More»
- Indonesia's Presidential Election
Secretary Kerry (July 22): "I warmly congratulate Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo. The people of Indonesia united once again to show their commitment to democracy through free and fair elections." Full Text»
- Meeting of the U.S.-Turkey Working Group
July 22: The Working Group’s discussions focused on how the United States and Turkey can further strengthen our coordination on security, counterterrorism, and refugee issues, particularly with respect to the crises in Syria and Iraq. More»
- Appointments of New UN Special Envoys
Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "The Secretary welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson of Ireland as the UN Special Envoy for Climate Change... [and] the appointment of Said Djinnit of Algeria as the new UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa." Full Text»
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