State Department

Secretary Kerry on the United States Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

ISIL must be defeated, period, end of story.

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Secretary Kerry: We are uniting the world against a unified threat

I will be traveling over the coming days throughout the Middle East and Europe to continue the diplomatic effort to meet a unifying threat with a unified response.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks on the Formation of the Iraqi Government

Just a few hours ago, overcoming the obstacle of ethnic and sectarian divides, the Iraqi parliament approved a new and inclusive government, one that has the potential to unite all of Iraq’s diverse communities for a strong Iraq, a united Iraq, and to give those communities the chance to build the future that all Iraqis desire and deserve.

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Secretary Kerry on Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement

We strongly support the cease-fire agreement, and call on all parties to fully and completely comply with its terms.

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Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

We all know very well that space assets are integral to our national security, as well as that of our allies and coalition partners.

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Deeply Concerned by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks to Meet Region’s Deadline

Secretary Kerry: “This is an outrage and an insult to the people of South Sudan. Their leaders are letting them down again and again.”

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ISIL’s Campaign of Terror in Iraq Bears all the Hallmarks of Genocide

Statement by Secretary of State Kerry on Iraq

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Exceptional International Development Projects Win U.S. Awards

Four women and a man walking single file through green rice fields (AP Images)

The U.S. Treasury Department announced awards for exceptional development projects undertaken by the multilateral development banks (MDBs).

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 17, 2014   We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and […]

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Secretary Kerry in Vienna: Real Gaps Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters after nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna

Our team will continue working very hard to try to reach a comprehensive agreement that resolves the international community’s concerns.

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