State Department

Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on the Attacks in Paris

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this assault on innocent people, going about their lives.

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John Kerry’s Remarks at UNESCO Luncheon in Paris

“The U.S., a founding member of this organization, remains committed to strengthening its role in promoting peace and security.”

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Secretary John Kerry’s Remarks at Release of 2014 Report on International Religious Freedom

With Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein looking on, Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the release of the 2014 Report at the Department of State in Washington. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Secretary Kerry: “The world has learned that religious pluralism encourages and enables contributions from all while religious discrimination is often the source of conflicts that endanger all.”

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Secretary Kerry: Joint Press Availability with Haitian President Michel Martelly

John Kerry Haiti Visit

Kerry: “Haiti’s future depends on the unity of its people and on your ability to develop strong and stable democratic institutions.”

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

The United States is pleased to announce more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees in the region.

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Fact Sheet: New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

The White House has announced nearly $419 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Significantly Increase Numbers of Syrian Refugees Resettled

Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks With German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at a Joint Press Availability

In the next fiscal year, we’ll target 100,000, and if it’s possible to do more, we’ll do

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John Kerry: September 11 is a Date Seared into the Minds of All of Us

Together, we honor the memory of the men, women, and children murdered in 2001.

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The United States is Proud to Stand with the People of Tunisia and its New Model of Governance

This region and the world needs the Tunisia model to succeed, and to spread so that you are not alone. And the United States is proud to stand with you as you continue to make the courageous and sometimes difficult decisions required of the democratic path you have chosen.

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Secretary Kerry’s Speech on the Iran Nuclear Agreement in Philadelphia

“Internationally, the agreement is being backed … by each of the more than 100 countries that have taken a formal position.”

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