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Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, testifies on July 28, 2015, about the Iranian nuclear deal before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.  - State Dept Image

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's Case

Secretary Kerry (July 28): "We believe this deal makes our country and our allies safer; it will guarantee that Iran’s program is under intense scrutiny...therefore is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America...and we believe it richly deserves your support." Full Text»

Date: 07/20/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during his joint press conference with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 20, 2015. - State Dept Image

Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister

Secretary Kerry (July 20): "Today, with the opening of our embassies and the visit of the foreign minister, we are taking an historic and long overdue step in the right direction. To keep moving forward, both governments must proceed in a spirit of openness and mutual respect. I can assure the world, including the people of Cuba, that the United States will do its part." Full Text»

Date: 07/14/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters After EU, P5+1 Reached a Nuclear Agreement With Iran in Austria - State Dept Image

Historic Nuclear Deal With Iran

Secretary Kerry (July 14): "In announcing a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measureable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation." Full Text» Interviews: NBC» CNN» ABC» Fox» CBS» More From the White House» Op-Ed»

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