The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), headed by Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. diplomatic relations with Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Regional policy issues that NEA handles include Iraq, Middle East peace, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and political and economic reform. Clickable Map»

Secretary Kerry Meets With Syrian Opposition Coalition President Khoja

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 29): "The Syrian opposition continues to fight difficult odds. They have agreed to be part of UN talks that will take place over the course of the next weeks and month." Full Text»

U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue
Secretary Kerry (Apr. 9):
" The U.S.-Moroccan Dialogue is grounded in a very longstanding friendship, and it’s real. It extends back to 1777, when Morocco recognized the independence of the United States." Full Text» More»

U.S.-Lebanon Relationship
Date: 04/06/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 6, 2015.  - State Dept ImageDeputy Secretary Blinken (Apr. 6):
"The United States has a deep and enduring commitment to Lebanon and to its people. The strength of our relationship is anchored in the values we share—our belief in education, individualism, human dignity, and liberty: in the freedom of faith, the freedom of expression, and the vibrancy of a free market." Full Text» Photos»

Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 2): "Our political understanding arrived at today opens the door for a long-term resolution to the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program." Full Text» President Obama's Remarks» Key Parameters» Trip Page»

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