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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.

U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

Date: 08/02/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chats with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the outset of a series of meetings during a Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, on August 2, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 2): "The American people are committed to the security and to the economic well-being of the Egyptian people, guided by the vibrancy of your own civil society, your politics, your free and fair democratic process." Full Text» Joint Statement» Trip Page»

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's Case

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, testifies on July 28, 2015, about the Iranian nuclear deal before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.  - State Dept Image

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»

Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister

Date: 07/20/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during his joint press conference with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 20, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 20): "Today, with the opening of our embassies and the visit of the foreign minister, we are taking an historic and long overdue step in the right direction. To keep moving forward, both governments must proceed in a spirit of openness and mutual respect. I can assure the world, including the people of Cuba, that the United States will do its part." Full Text»

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