State Department

Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Secretary Kerry at Davos

There’s no room for sectarian division; there’s no room for anti-Semitism or Islamophobia; and no way forward except to demonstrate to the terrorists that every time they try to divide us, they strengthen our resolve. Like the million souls that last week spoke with a single voice in the streets of Paris, we must act as one.

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Secretary of State Kerry Remarks in Paris After Meeting with Mayor Anne Hidalgo

Remarks With Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo After Their Meeting Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Hotel de Ville Paris, France January 16, 2015     SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Madam Mayor, thank you for that very, very generous welcome, and thank you for reminding us of the extraordinary history (inaudible). And what an honor for me […]

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Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks With French President Hollande Before Their Meeting

You have the full and heartfelt condolences of the American people, and I know you know that we share the pain and the horror of everything you went through.

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Ambassador Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Travel to Geneva and Brussels

Ambassador Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, will travel to Geneva January 20 for meetings with officials from the UN and members of the international community to discuss the deplorable human rights situation in North Korea.

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Sentence of Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair

The United States strongly opposes any law that penalizes the peaceful exercise of these fundamental freedoms, and urges all countries to defend these principles in practice.

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Secretary Kerry Remarks With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura After Their Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, who is tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict in Syria, met today in Geneva.

The United States is particularly concerned about the continued catastrophe that is unfolding in Syria where nearly three-quarters of the entire country are displaced people today.

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Secretary Kerry Travel to Germany, India, Switzerland, and Bulgaria

Secretary Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on January 14 to have a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15.

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U.S. Expresses Deep Concern About Detentions of Activists in Cuba

We urge the Government of Cuba to end its practice of repressing these and other internationally protected freedoms and to respect the universal human rights of Cuban citizens.

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John Kerry’s Remarks at OSCE Ministerial Plenary Session in Basel

This organization is at its best when it sheds light where there is darkness and when it stands up against repression and for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including internet freedom.

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Remarks by Secretary John Kerry at the Counter-ISIL Meeting in Brussels

Kerry opening counter-ISIL meeting in Brussels

“This is the first ministerial-level meeting of the anti-ISIL coalition, and we’re very, very grateful for everybody finding the time to be here.”

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