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  • Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

    Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013. - State Dept Image

Secretary of StateJohn F. Kerry

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Date: 11/24/2014 Description: Foreign Ministers from the P5+1 nations - Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Wang Yi of China, Baroness Catherine Ashton of the European Union, Laurent Fabius of France, Philip Hammond of the UK, John Kerry of the U.S., and Sergey Lavrov of Russia - stand before photographers for a "family photo" in Vienna, Austria.. - State Dept Image

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London, Paris and Vienna for talks about the future of Iran's nuclear program and other international issues November 17-24. Trip Page»

Iran's Nuclear Program

Date: 11/24/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the international media in Vienna, Austria, on November 24, 2014, following P5+1 and European Union-nation negotiations with Iran about the future of its nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 24): "Now we have worked long and hard not just over these past days but for months in order to achieve a comprehensive agreement that addresses international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. This takes time." Full Text» Trip Page»

Transformational Trends Policy Forum

Date: 11/17/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 2014 Transformational Trends Forum, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Policy, in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 17): "Every single day we are pursuing policies that advance a security agenda, an economic agenda, an environmental agenda, a human rights agenda, and a development agenda." Full Text»

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