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Diplomacy in Action

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Secretary Kerry (July 28): "We believe this deal makes our country and our allies safer; it will guarantee that Iran’s program is under intense scrutiny...therefore is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America...and we believe it richly deserves your support." Full Text»

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary Kerry (July 27): "This report is ... one of the best means that we have as individuals to speak up for adults and children who lack any effective platform whatsoever through which they are able to speak for themselves." Full Text» Report» More»

Discussion on Iran at the Council on Foreign Relations

Secretary Kerry (July 24): "This is not a question of what happens in 15 years or 20 years. This is a question of what happens now, tomorrow, if you don't accept this deal, because Iran will go right back to its enriching." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

Spokesperson Kirby (July 27): "We are grateful for Turkey's cooperation against ISIL to include now use of some of their bases for coalition aircraft to go against targets – ISIL targets, particularly in Syria." Full Text»

Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Small Group in Quebec City

Special Presidential Envoy General Allen and Under Secretary Stengel will travel to Quebec City for a meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL on July 30. More»

U.S. Special Envoy for Syria

Secretary Kerry (July 27): "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ratney as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Syria." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

Release of Pardoned Prisoners and Disappearance of Gambian Journalist

Spokesperson Kirby (July 28): "The United States notes President Jammeh’s decision to pardon and release at least 200 prisoners and welcomes, in particular, his decision to release, after a lengthy period of detention without charge, family members of the December 30, 2014 coup plotters." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Secretary Kerry will travel to Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam August 2-8. More»

Features

Date: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. More»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA

Business.USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image
State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 07/10/2015 Description: Tech-I's Best Female Entrepreneur of 2014, Cynthia Ndubuisi, works on a project.  © Photo courtesy of AAAS
New Solutions

Entrepreneurs in Global Innovation through Science and Technology are innovating to solve local and global problems. More»

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Young Women on an Exchange Program Participate in Wheelchair Basketball - State Dept Image
Access for All

Every day, the Department demonstrates its commitment to advancing disability rights in the U.S. and abroad. More»

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