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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.

Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Date: 09/02/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry delivers a speech on the "Nuclear Agreement with Iran" at the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 2): "Internationally, the agreement is being backed, with one exception, by each of the more than 100 countries that have taken a formal position. The agreement was also endorsed by the United Nations Security Council on a vote of 15 to nothing." Full Text» More»

GLACIER Conference

Date: 08/30/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry stands near a GLACIER Conference sign at the Welcoming Reception for the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference, at the Anchorage Museum, in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 30, 2015.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 31): "What we can decide here – and not just here but what we make real in Paris and beyond – will profoundly impact the future of life on this planet." Full Text» Concluding Remarks» DipNote» Joint Statement» Trip Page» More»

U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Date: 08/05/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry does an "ASEAN handshake" as he poses with his fellow Foreign Ministers from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on August 5, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, before a U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 5): "The United States remains deeply committed to ASEAN and to our shared vision of a stable, peaceful, and prosperous region that respects the rule of law and safeguards universal human rights." Full Text» Trip Page» Fact Sheet»

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