John Kerry
Secretary of State
Bali, Indonesia
October 6, 2013

Let me begin by saying that -- I just want to say a comment yesterday about two operations the United States conducted.

Yesterday our personnel in the armed forces conducted two operations in order to continue to hunt down those responsible for acts of terrorism. And I want to thank and congratulate the quality and courage of those young Americans who took part in those operations. We hope that this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in its effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror. And those members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations literally can run, but they can't hide. We will continue to try to bring people to justice in an appropriate way, with hopes that, ultimately, these kinds of activities against everybody in the world will stop. But we all are very, very grateful to those in the armed forces of the United States who have conducted these operations. We thank them, we're glad they're safe, and we're pleased with the results of that operation.