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 travels to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Tacloban, and Manila from Dec. 11-18. Travel Page»
P5+1's First Step Agreement With Iran on Its Nuclear Program
Secretary Kerry (Dec. 10): "President Obama and I have both been very clear ... that Iran must not acquire a nuclear weapon. And it is the President’s centerpiece of his foreign policy: Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon." Full Text»
Middle East Peace Talks
Secretary Kerry (Dec. 6): "Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to meet with both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas. And ... I am encouraged by the continued commitment of both leaders to the pursuit of peace." Full Text»Trip Page»
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