State Department

Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Murder of Boris Nemtsov Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2015     I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong […]

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U.S. condemns in strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks on civilians in Hasakeh province, Syria

ISIL’s latest targeting of a religious minority is only further testament to its brutal and inhumane treatment of all those who disagree with its divisive goals and toxic beliefs.

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Secretary of State John Kerry Travel to London and Geneva

On February 22, the Secretary will then travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

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John Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

“The extremist forces arrayed against us require that we charge forward in the name of decency, civility and reason.”

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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

Kelly Clements speaks at the UN in Geneva

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million people in urgent need of food assistance within Syria.

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Remarks at the Munich Security Conference Panel Discussion

Frank-Walter Steinmeier. John Kerry, Laurent Fabius on stage at Munich Security Conference

John Kerry: “…there are no grounds of history, religion, ideology, psychology, politics, economic advantage or disadvantage, or personal ambition that justify the murder of children, the kidnapping and rape of teenage girls, or the slaughter of unarmed civilians.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh

That he was murdered after his father’s plea for compassion reminds all the world that this foe has no agenda other than to kill and destroy, and places no value on life, including that of fellow Muslims.

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Secretary Kerry Hosts Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed to the State Department senior diplomatic representatives from nearly 60 nations, including more than 35 Washington-based ambassadors, from partner countries in the global coalition to counter ISIL.

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Additional Visa Restrictions against Human Rights Abusers, Individuals Responsible for Public Corruption, and their Family Members in Venezuela

Ignoring repeated calls for change by governments, respected leaders, and groups of experts, the Venezuelan Government has continued to demonstrate a lack of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, attempting to stifle dissent by prosecuting political activists and cracking down on peaceful protests, which were triggered by deteriorating security, economic, social, and political conditions.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry on ISIL’s Murder of Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto

We share the sorrow and continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our ally Japan in confronting terrorism.

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