12/18/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Press Statement on International Migrants Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 18, 2016 : TOP-META END CENTERBLOCK START International Migrants Day is an opportunity to reflect upon the many ways that migrants enrich our cultures, economies, and societies. Like no other time in modern history, the world is on the move. In 2015, some 244 million ...
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12/16/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Call With Mr. Rex Tillerson

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 16, 2016 : The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:  Secretary Kerry spoke today with Mr. Rex Tillerson, and offered his congratulations on his nomination as Secretary of State. The Secretary offered his personal support, as well as the support of the State Department, for a ...
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12/13/16 – Secretary Kerry Remarks On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 13, 2016 : I congratulate Rex Tillerson on his nomination as Secretary of State. The State Department will continue to provide our full support for a smooth transition, so that the incoming Administration can pursue the important work of U.S. foreign policy around the world.
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12/10/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: Human Rights Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2016 : The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 68 years ago today to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all individuals. On this International Human Rights Day, we recommit ourselves to upholding universal respect ...
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10/26/16 – Secretary Kerry Remarks at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Chicago, Illinois October 26, 2016 MODERATOR: It is an honor to welcome a Secretary of State to the University of Chicago. It is part of the mission of the Institute of Politics to facilitate these kinds of opportunities for you to interact with practitioners and leaders, and so we’re ...
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10/19/16 – Joint Statement of the 2016 U.S. – ROK Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting

October 19, 2016 Preamble U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter convened a 2+2 meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2016.  The U.S.-ROK 2+2 session, the fourth of its kind since 2010, preceded ...
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09/29/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Wilson Center Washington, DC September 29, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction. I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel. And obviously, we are living in complicated times. I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service to our country. Jane was reminding ...
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09/23/16 – Remarks at a UNSC Meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State New York City September 23, 2016 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you for convening this meeting. To all my colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, 20 years ago President Bill Clinton entered the General Assembly with a pen in hand, the pen that he ...
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09/18/16 – Joint Statement Following the U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Ministerial Meeting in New York

Press Statement Trilateral Ministerial Meeting New York September 18, 2016  Today the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, met in New York to ensure that the three countries remain in close coordination in the ...
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09/14/16 – Statement by Secretary Kerry: The Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State The Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday September 14, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my warmest wishes to the Korean people during the Chuseok holiday this September 15. Like Thanksgiving in the U.S., the Chuseok holiday follows a rich tradition of friends ...
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09/09/16 – Statement by Secretary Kerry: North Korea’s Nuclear Test

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 9, 2016 The United States and nations around the world have condemned North Korea’s September 9 nuclear test as a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and security.  This action is as destabilizing as it is unlawful, flagrantly violating multiple UN Security ...
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08/11/16 – Statement by Secretary Kerry: The Republic of Korea’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State The Republic of Korea’s Independence Day August 11, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of the Republic of Korea on the celebration of your Independence Day on August 15. Our bilateral partnership continues to thrive based on ...
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07/25/16 – Remarks Before Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State July 25, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say to my press what a pleasure it is to see Minister Yun Byung-se. The Republic of Korea and the United States obviously have very, very key issues right now, particularly the challenge of the D.P.R.K. and its irresponsible nuclear activities ...
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07/25/16 – Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos

John Kerry Secretary of State Vientiane, Laos July 25, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. On behalf of President Obama and all of the American people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those whose loved ones were killed in the horrific attack in Sagamihara, Japan this morning. And our ...
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ASEAN Regional Forum: U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

ASEAN Regional Forum John Kerry Secretary of State U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Vientiane, Laos July 25-26, 2016 Secretary Kerry traveled to Vientiane, Laos, from July 25-26 to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. At these ASEAN meetings the ...
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06/23/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Stanford University Memorial Auditorium Stanford, California June 23, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY:  Thank you so much.  You’re the best.  I love you.  You are terrific. Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Cheers.)  Patricia, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Good morning, everybody.  Are you all energized?  (Cheers.)  I saw that ...
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06/20/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Refugee Day

Statement John Kerry Secretary of State World Refugee Day June 20, 2016 Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage. We also recognize the tremendous contributions made by local and international non-governmental organizations on the front lines of delivering life-saving assistance. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when brutal conflicts are forcing record numbers of ...
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06/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans

Remarks John Kerry Public Event on Oceans June 6, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. (Inaudible) extraordinary experience. That’s really wonderful. I’m privileged to be here with everybody. I want to begin by thanking China’s oceanic administrator – Mr. Wang Hong, thank you very, very much for your leadership. I want to thank Cathy Novelli, ...
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05/03/16 – Press Availability by Secretary Kerry

Special Briefing John Kerry Secretary of State  Washington, DC May 3, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. QUESTION: Good morning? What? QUESTION: Good afternoon. Yes? SECRETARY KERRY: That too. QUESTION: Are you still on Geneva time? SECRETARY KERRY: That too. In Geneva time, it’s good evening. Anyway. So before we get started today, I want to just quickly say something ...
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04/22/16 – Email from President Obama: “Our Responsibility to Act”

April 22, 2016 On Earth Day, the United States joined about 170 other countries in signing the Paris Agreement, a historic deal to reduce carbon emissions across the globe. President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list to reflect on the America’s leadership in the fight against climate change. Didn’t get ...
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03/17/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Press Statement On North Korea’s Reported Missile Launch

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 17, 2016 We have seen reports that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.  We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region ...
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03/06/16 – Secretary’s Remarks: On the Passing of Nancy Reagan

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 6, 2016 Teresa and I join the nation in mourning the passing of Nancy Reagan, a woman whose grace, dedication and love ‎of family were inspirations to us all. President Reagan was one of our country’s greatest optimists, whose courage and foresight helped win the ...
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02/12/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Munich

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 12, 2016   The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby: Secretary Kerry met today on the margins of the Munich Security Conference with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. The two ministers agreed to continue our close coordination towards a robust and united international response ...
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02/06/16 – Statement by Secretary Kerry: DPRK Missile Launch

Statement John Kerry Secretary of State February 6, 2016 DPRK Missile Launch The United States strongly condemns  today’s missile launch by the DPRK – a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the DPRK use of ballistic missile technology. This is the second time in just over a month that the DPRK has ...
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01/13/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State National Defense University Washington, DC January 13, 2016 [ View Video  42’49’’] Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of ...
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01/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the North Korean Nuclear Test

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 6, 2016 The United States and nations around the world have unequivocally condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test. This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. As I am reiterating today in ...
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01/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the North Korean Nuclear Test

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 6, 2016 The United States and nations around the world have unequivocally condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test. This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. As I am reiterating today in conversations ...
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01/05/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the Passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State January 5, 2016 Teresa and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth. From his tireless efforts as Special Representative for North Korea Policy to his distinguished service in countries such as the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia, Steve served our country ...
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01/05/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the Passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2016 Teresa and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth. From his tireless efforts as Special Representative for North Korea Policy to his distinguished service in countries such as the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia, Steve served ...
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12/28/15 – Statement from Secretary Kerry: Resolution of the Comfort Women Issue

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 28, 2015 We welcome today’s announcement by the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea that they have reached an agreement regarding the sensitive historical legacy issue of “comfort women.” They have made clear that by implementing this agreement they will “finally and irreversibly” ...
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10/24/14 – Statement of Ambassador Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert Swearing in Ceremony Treaty Room October 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery Secretary Kerry, thank you for kind and generous words.  I am honored by the trust that you and President Obama have placed in me, and inspired by your collective leadership on critical challenges around the world. Distinguished guests, friends, and ...
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