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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.

USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

Date: 07/16/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with Andrew O'Brien, U.S. Special Representative for Global Partnerships, and Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero at a reception to celebrate the groundbreaking for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 16): "We view this as a way of dramatically expanding opportunities in a two-way street – for American business overseas, for Italian business and global businesses that take part in business on a global basis." Full Text»

Iran's Nuclear Program

Date: 07/15/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a news conference held in Vienna, Austria, on July 15, 2014, after two rounds of talks with his Iranian counterpart focused on the future of that country's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 15): "What we are trying to do is find a way for Iran to have an exclusively peaceful nuclear program, while giving the world all the assurances required to know that Iran is not seeking a nuclear weapon." Full Text» Trip Page»

Afghanistan Elections

Date: 07/12/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is flanked by Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani, right, at the United Nations Mission Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan as he announces details of an agreement on a technical and political plan he helped broker to resolve the disputed outcome of the election between them. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 12): "So it is the hope of President Obama and the people of the United States that all Afghans ... will now join together and support this process and build a better future for their nation." Full Text» Trip Page»

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