After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back to ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Tillerson ...
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U.S. and China Joining the Paris Agreement

John Kerry Secretary of State Hangzhou, China September 3, 2016 Today the United States and China demonstrated their continued, shared commitment to climate leadership when, on the margins of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Hangzhou, China, President Obama and President Xi deposited each country’s official instrument to formally join the Paris Agreement reached last December. ...
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Joint Statement of the Japan-United States-Australia Trilateral Strategic Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 25, 2016 The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop, met in Vientiane, Laos, on 25 July 2016, for the sixth ministerial meeting of the ...
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FACT SHEET: Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Throughout the Obama Administration, the promotion and protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons has been a specific focus of our engagement around the world.  U.S. diplomacy, foreign assistance and other activities abroad have all sought to advance this goal, ensuring that efforts to promote and protect LGBT human ...
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The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC  The United States and China met to reaffirm their national, bilateral, and international commitments to ocean conservation at the eighth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Beijing June 6-7, 2016. The two countries pledged to continue diplomatic, law enforcement, and scientific cooperation to protect the ocean from the ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi At the

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi At the U.S.-China Press Statements Great Hall of the People Beijing, China Secretary Lew:  Thank you.  I’d like to thank Vice Premier Wang Yang, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and the Chinese delegation for hosting us at ...
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue VIII Strategic Track Select Outcomes

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC On the occasion of the Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) June 6-7, 2016, the United States and China decided to, among other things: Support denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: The United States and China condemned North Korea’s January 6, 2016 nuclear test and subsequent launches using ballistic missile ...
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2016 U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State   National Museum Beijing, China Secretary Kerry: Thank you very much, Madam Vice Premier. Look, at the outset, I want to make it clear to everybody that I was totally prepared to trade my speech for more singing. (Laughter.) I want to thank the Yale’s Spizzwinks, as they are known, ...
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2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue Opening Session Remarks

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew Diyatoau State Guesthouse Beijing, China Secretary Kerry: Well, good morning, everybody, Ni hao. I’m happy to be here. We’re very grateful to President Xi for coming this morning and for opening up this Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and to all of his designated representatives ...
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2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, speaks as U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, left, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, second right, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi listen to him during a closing statements of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall
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Secretary Kerry’s Travel to France, Mongolia, and China

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, France; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Beijing, China, June 2–8. Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, June 2–4. The Secretary will participate in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and ...
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Briefing on the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Special Briefing Tom Malinowski Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Washington, DC April 13, 2016 ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: Thank you, everybody. My thanks to the Secretary. Also want to begin by thanking all of the hundreds and hundreds of people who work so hard over a period of months to compile these reports ...
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Release of the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 13, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for being here. I’m going to make a statement and I have to run from here to an NSC meeting on a number of issues, so forgive me if I dash out of here. I’m ...
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Secretary Kerry Honors 14 Women of Courage

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 28, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2016 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated ...
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U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travels to China

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 29, 2016   U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will travel February 29 – March 2 to Beijing for the first time since the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Special Envoy Stern will meet with counterparts to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement, ...
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Remarks: Secretary of State John Kerry And Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m delighted to welcome Minister Wang Yi back to the State Department to the Ben Franklin Room and back to Washington.  And we had a – this is about the third time that we have now met in the last weeks, and we’ve had occasion ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Statement on 2016 Lunar New Year

Press Statement John KerrySecretary of StateWashington, DC February 6, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to convey my warmest wishes of health and prosperity to all celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 8. In welcoming this New Year, let us look back on the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on DPRK Missile Launch

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY February 6, 2016 DPRK Missile Launch The United States strongly condemns today’s missile launch by the DPRK – a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the DPRK use of ballistic missile technology. This is the second time in just over a month that the DPRK has chosen to conduct ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event

Washington, DC January 28, 2016 ….The dedication of this [Washington Post] building is a neon sign of faith in the future of journalism, the future of newspapers themselves. And we’ve all heard the modern-day Cassandras’ prophecy that – because of new technology – traditional journalism is a dying enterprise. But they don’t honor the fact ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the North Korean Nuclear Test

The United States and nations around the world have unequivocally condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test.  This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. As I am reiterating today in conversations with my counterparts overseas, the U.S. is committed to defending the ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry And Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting

Great Hall of the People – Beijing, China President XI: (Via interpreter) Mr. Secretary, a warm welcome to China. We really have a very crowded schedule here and you are just here for one day. And I know before coming here, you visited a couple of Southeast Asian countries. We welcome you to China. Generally ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs Beijing, China January 27, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Mr. Minister, my friend, thank you very, very much. You and I have indeed met a great deal in the last three years. China and the United States have been able to find a level of new ...
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The United States: Southeast Asia’s Economic and Security Partner

Remarks – Daniel R. Russel – Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Thank you, Ambassador Wagar, for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here at the National University of Singapore, and the Lee Kuan Yew School. I had ...
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Secretary Kerry Travel to Zurich, Davos, Riyadh, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing

Press Statement John Kirby Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 15, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Zurich, Switzerland, on January 20 where he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria and Ukraine. Secretary Kerry will then travel to the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual ...
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A/DCM’s Remarks at the JLG Anti-Corruption Working Group

China World Hotel Vice Minister Liu, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen:  On behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, it is an honor to be here with you this morning to help open the 10th Meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group Anti-Corruption Working Group. As many senior officials have stated ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry – China’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the People’s Republic of China as you celebrate the 66th anniversary of your nation’s founding on October 1. The people of the United States and the people of China enjoy a warm friendship, strengthened by work together to ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Mid-Autumn Festival

September 25, 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival  On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend the warmest greetings to all those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Around the world, families and friends are gathering to celebrate the harvest, and give thanks for the blessings we have received during the year.  As part ...
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Statement by secretary Kerry On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific

On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific I join President Obama and the American people in reflecting on today’s 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. As we recall the war’s devastating toll and mourn those lost on all sides, we also ...
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2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Achievements

The seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the sixth round the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange concluded in Washington, DC June 24. These dialogues were led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Vice Premier Wang Yang, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Premier ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

This statement was released by the governments of the United States and China on the occasion of the 2015 U.S.–China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Washington: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. June 24, 2015 Joint Statement: Sixth U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange The United States and China held ...
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Achievements

The seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the sixth round the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange concluded in Washington, DC June 24. These dialogues were led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Vice Premier Wang Yang, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Premier ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean

The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean “China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of the global leaders in ocean science – have a very real opportunity to come together to deal with conserving and ...
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Chinese, U.S. Officials at Opening of Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. REMARKS The Strategic & Economic Dialogue/Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Joint Opening Session with Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Dean Acheson ...
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The Ambassador’s 2015 Ramadan Message

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, Melodee and I wish Muslims throughout China and around the world Ramadan Mubarak. Muslims of diverse origins in the United States and the across the globe observe Ramadan with the encouragement and support of friends, colleagues and neighbors of all faiths during this blessed month. During Ramadan, ...
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Remarks Delivered at the “Lockdown in Tibet” Event

Sarah Sewall Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights   Geneva, Switzerland Introduction  Thank you Ambassador Harper for that kind introduction. We wish you and your colleagues a productive 29th session of the Human Rights Council. And thank you to the Helsinki Foundation for arranging this event. I am very pleased to be here. At ...
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Secretary Kerry on U.S.-China Relations

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much, Dean Nasr. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Vali for a while. When I was in the Senate, he was a very valuable advisor, and I can remember coming down to the State Department and meeting with him and with Richard ...
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Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

Remarks John Kerry and Yang Jiechi Secretary of State Boston, MA October 18, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I just want to say a couple things. First, my great pleasure to welcome the State Councilor of China Yang Jiechi to Boston. We have a great deal that we will be talking about and already ...
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John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

To Defeat Terror, We Need the World’s Help  New York Times Opinion Saturday, August 30, 2014  By JOHN KERRY  John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including ...
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Ambassador Max Baucus Brief Remarks to the APEC Network of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (ACT-NET)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for your kind introduction.  And thank you all for being here today.  It is an honor to address the distinguished APEC delegates and guests. On behalf of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, I want to thank Vice Minister FU and the Chinese government for their very warm hospitality.  We appreciate your ...
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  For Immediate Release                                                                                   July 14, 2014         ...
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Facts on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Beijing, China July 10, 2014 FACT SHEET U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) On July 9-10, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the fifth annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). The CPE aims to enhance and strengthen ...
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Ambassador Baucus Speech to Business Community

June 25, 2014 Beijing China Thank you Greg.  Thank you so much for those warm remarks. I want to just tell you how pleased I am to be here.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to do what all of us want to do, that is help us make this world an even better place ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Message on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Today of all days, we remember the courage and commitment of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters who took to the streets to demand fundamental, universal rights.  I’ll never forget turning on the television in my office and seeing a column of tanks halted by a single man armed only with his conscience.  In those uncertain ...
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Statement by Ambassador Max Baucus on International Day Against Homophobia

I am proud to join my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and at U.S. Consulates throughout China in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia. This is a day marked around the world to counter homophobia and raise awareness of the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Personal prejudices, no ...
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Opening Ceremony of U.S.-China Joint Training Program for Afghan Diplomats

The U.S.-China Training Program for Afghan diplomats is a four-week training program, jointly organized by the U.S. and Chinese governments since 2012, which provides opportunities for 15 entry-level Afghan diplomats to receive two weeks of training in the United States, and two weeks of training in China.  This year’s third round of the training program ...
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