07/25/16 – Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry smiles during 6th East Asia Summit Foreign Minister's meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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 thoughts and our prayers are very much with those people who are going through a terrible process. And our thoughts are with the Japanese people as they mourn this yet another senseless act about which we don’t know a lot, though we know some things that may separate it from terrorism. But it is a form of terror under any circumstance. [full text]