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Secretary Kerry (Dec. 6): "There’s nothing nostalgic about our need to constantly reaffirm the importance of collective defense and democratic solidarity. I think we’ve learned from experience...that peace is best kept through strength and unity, through clarity of purpose and intent, and those qualities, I think, remain at the heart of the NATO mission." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 12/05/2016 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes a question from a woman in a group of young people involved in Transatlantic affairs at the U.S. Embassy Berlin in Berlin, Germany, on December 5, 2016, before a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his receiving the Order of Merit from the German government. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 5): "We’ve got to get the economies of all of Europe moving again; we’ve got to deal with the Brexit issue; we’ve obviously got to ... figure out how we’re going to end the agony of Syria and migration, which has had a profound impact on the politics of Europe." Full Text» Trip Page»

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Secretary Kerry (Dec. 4): "So what we have is an opportunity to redefine the Middle East, to redefine the region to meet the security needs of Israel and the security needs of the rest of the region." Full Text»

Daily Press Briefing

December 6, 2016

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Sentencing by Hungarian Court of Ahmed Hamed

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Dec. 6): "The United States is concerned by the prosecution and sentencing in Hungary of Ahmed Hamed, a Syrian native involved in clashes between police and asylum-seekers near the town of Roszke at the Hungary-Serbia border." Full Text»