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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: 07/23/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters in Ramallah, West Bank, on July 23, 2014, after he sat down for a discussion with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about a cease-fire in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.  - State Dept Image

Seeking a Cease-fire in Gaza

Secretary Kerry (July 23): "We have been talking about how to achieve an end to the current violence and an effort to try to not only have a cease-fire, but build a process that can create a sustainable way forward for everybody." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/16/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with Andrew O'Brien, U.S. Special Representative for Global Partnerships, and Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero at a reception to celebrate the groundbreaking for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

Secretary Kerry (July 16): "We view this as a way of dramatically expanding opportunities in a two-way street – for American business overseas, for Italian business and global businesses that take part in business on a global basis." Full Text»

Date: 07/15/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a news conference held in Vienna, Austria, on July 15, 2014, after two rounds of talks with his Iranian counterpart focused on the future of that country's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary Kerry (July 15): "What we are trying to do is find a way for Iran to have an exclusively peaceful nuclear program, while giving the world all the assurances required to know that Iran is not seeking a nuclear weapon." Full Text» Trip Page»

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