The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Beth Jones, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. diplomatic relations with Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Regional policy issues that NEA handles include Iraq, Middle East peace, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and political and economic reform. Clickable Map»
London Eleven Plenary Meeting
Secretary Kerry (May 22): "The 11 of us are here because our countries have a profound stake in the serious crisis that is affecting the Syrian people, an equally great interest in a peaceful, prosperous Syria that we hope will soon be able to emerge again." Full Text» More» Trip Page»
U.S. Policy Toward Iran
Under Secretary Sherman (May 15): "I want to use this opportunity to speak clearly about these challenges; to lay out the multi-vectored strategy we are pursuing to counter them; and to be clear about the consequential choices ahead for America and our allies." Full Text»
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