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Diplomacy in Action

  • 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: 11/20/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif of Iran while watched by Baroness Catherine Ashton of the European Union before sitting down in Vienna, Austria, on November 20, 2014, for a three-way discussion about the future of Iran's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Secretary of State John Kerry travels to London, Paris and Vienna for talks about the future of Iran's nuclear program and other international issues November 17-21. Trip Page»

Iran's Nuclear Program

Date: 11/20/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Paris, France, on November 20, 2014, before traveling to Vienna, Austria, to join negotiations with Iranian officials about the future of their nuclear program. - State Dept Image
 

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 20): "We are today closer to resolving the international concerns around Iran’s nuclear program through diplomatic means." 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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