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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.

Discussion on Iran at the Council on Foreign Relations

Date: 07/24/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by President Richard Haass, speaks with members of the Council on Foreign Relations about the Iranian nuclear deal during a visit to the Council's headquarters in New York, N.Y., on July 24, 2015. - State Dept Image

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»

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»

Historic Nuclear Deal With Iran

Date: 07/14/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters After EU, P5+1 Reached a Nuclear Agreement With Iran in Austria - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 14): "In announcing a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measureable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation." Full Text» Interviews: NBC» CNN» ABC» Fox» CBS» More From the White House» Op-Ed»

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