2013 Remarks - January-June

06/30/13 Regime Attacks on Homs;  Director Patrick Ventrell, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
06/27/13 UN Security Council Decision to Transfer Chapter VII Mandate to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Kuwait;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace, Kuwait
06/26/13 Remarks With Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kuwait City, Kuwait
06/25/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Consulate General Jeddah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
06/25/13 Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and on Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
06/25/13 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
06/24/13 27 Camp Hurriya Residents Depart for Albania;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/22/13 Opening Remarks at the London Eleven Plenary Meeting With Qatari Prime Minister Hamad;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
06/22/13 Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
06/20/13 Senior State Department Officials Previewing the First Portion of the Secretary's Trip to Qatar, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait From June 21-26, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/15/13 Result of the Iranian Presidential Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/15/13 Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/11/13 Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/06/13 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to IAEA MacManus Over Iran's Plans to Launch a New Heavy Water Reactor; Washington, DC
06/05/13 Regarding Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/04/13 Egypt NGO Trial Verdicts and Sentences;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/04/13 Iran Sanctions: Ensuring Robust Enforcement, and Assessing Next Steps;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Washington, DC
06/03/13 Remarks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grand Hyatt Hotel; Washington, DC
06/03/13 Thirty MEK Camp Hurriya Residents Depart Iraq for Relocation to Albania;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/13 Dr. Rami Hamdallah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/31/13 Background Briefing By Senior Administration Officials On Iran, the IRGC, and Hezbollah's Increased Terrorist Activity Worldwide; Via Teleconference
05/30/13 United States Takes Action to Facilitate Communications by the Iranian People and Targets Iranian Government Censorship;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/13 Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Grand Hotel; Paris, France
05/26/13 Remarks to Special Program on Breaking the Impasse World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dead Sea, Jordan
05/24/13 Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Gurion International Airport; Tel Aviv, Israel
05/24/13 Situation in Lebanon; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell; Washington, DC
05/23/13 Remarks Before His Meeting With Israeli President Shimon Peres;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Residence of the Israeli President; Jerusalem
05/23/13 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Office of the Prime Minister; Jerusalem
05/22/13 Background Briefing by a Senior State Department Official; Amman, Jordan
05/22/13 Meets With Staff and Families of Embassy Muscat;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Muscat; Muscat, Oman
05/22/13 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amman, Jordan
05/22/13 Remarks With Omani Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Defense; Muscat, Oman
05/22/13 Remarks at the London Eleven Plenary Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Meridien; Amman, Jordan
05/21/13 Yemen National Unity Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/20/13 Readout of the President's Call with Lebanese President Sleiman; Washington, DC
05/20/13 Syria Topper from Department of State Briefing - May 20, 2013; Washington, DC
05/17/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to the Middle East and Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/13 14 Camp Hurriya Residents Depart for Albania;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/13 General Assembly Condemns Syrian Regime; Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Rosemary A. DiCarlo; New York City
05/15/13 U.S. Policy Toward Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Written Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
05/10/13 Leaflets over Qusayr, Syria;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/13 Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministries Rome; Rome, Italy
05/09/13 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Taverna; Rome, Italy
05/09/13 State Department Actions Targeting Iran's Nuclear Enrichment and Proliferation Program; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Moscow;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Spaso House; Moscow, Russia
05/08/13 Remarks With Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Taverna; Rome, Italy
05/07/13 Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Osobnyak Guesthouse; Moscow, Russia
05/04/13 America and a Changing Middle East; Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey
05/03/13 Remarks at the American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/29/13 Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani Before Meeting With Arab League Officials;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Blair House; Washington, DC
04/25/13 Background Conference Call by White House Official on Syria; Washington, DC
04/24/13 Remarks at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; New York City
04/23/13 Press Availability After NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
04/23/13 Remarks by President Obama and Amir of Qatar After Bilateral Meeting; Washington, DC
04/21/13 Background Briefing on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; The Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
04/21/13 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Syrian Opposition Coalition President Moaz al-Khatib;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Adile Sultan Palace; Istanbul, Turkey
04/17/13 Syria National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/16/13 Earthquake Near Iran-Pakistan Border;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 President Hadi's Decrees on the Reorganization of Yemen's Military Structure; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 U.S. Policy Toward Syria; Acting Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Jones, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
04/09/13 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
04/09/13 Solo Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Gurion International Airport; Tel Aviv, Israel
04/08/13 Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President's Residence; Jerusalem
04/04/13 Women in the Arab World - Do They Matter?;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Background Briefing on Upcoming P5+1 Talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Via Teleconference
03/24/13 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Visit to Iraq; Amman, Jordan
03/24/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Baghdad;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
03/24/13 Solo Press Availability in Baghdad, Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Baghdad, Iraq
03/22/13 Detained U.S. Citizen Saeed Abedini;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/20/13 Crisis in Syria: The U.S. Response;  Ambassador Robert S. Ford, Syria; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
03/20/13 Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/13 The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, United States Senate; Washington, DC
03/18/13 Start of Yemen's National Dialogue; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/13 United States Welcomes Government of Albania Resettlement Offer for Former Camp Ashraf Residents; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/16/13 The Voice of the Syrian Refugees;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; SIP Event: Syria's Humanitarian Crisis; Anaheim, CA
03/14/13 Anniversary of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/14/13 Companies Sanctioned Under the Iran Sanctions Act and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/13 Formation of New Tunisian Government;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/13/13 Remarks With Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
03/08/13 Sixth Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/07/13 Remarks at the Friends of Yemen Ministerial;  Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; London, United Kingdom
03/06/13 Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Doha;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Doha; Doha, Qatar
03/06/13 Remarks to IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, March 4-8, 2013; Vienna, Austria
03/05/13 Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns' Meeting With Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/13 Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
03/05/13 Interview With Nicole Gaouette of Bloomberg;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
03/05/13 Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Wajbah Palace Prime Minister's Quarters; Doha, Qatar
03/05/13 Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Abu Dhabi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03/04/13 Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
03/04/13 Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Riyadh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Riyadh; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
03/03/13 U.S. Support for the Egyptian People;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/13 Background Briefing En Route to Cairo, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt
03/02/13 Joint Statement With Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Cairo, Egypt
03/02/13 Remarks at Top of Roundtable Discussion With Business Leaders;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Marriott Zamalek Hotel; Cairo, Egypt
02/28/13 Background Briefing on Additional Nonlethal Assistance to Syria; Hotel Excelsior; Rome, Italy
02/28/13 Press Availability on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Madama; Rome, Italy
02/27/13 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Paris, France
02/26/13 Kuwait's National Day and Liberation Anniversary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/26/13 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Berlin, Germany
02/24/13 Background Briefing on Syria; En route London, United Kingdom
02/23/13 United States Condemns Attacks on Aleppo; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe and the Middle East; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/13 Anniversary of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's Assassination;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/13/13 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/09/13 Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/13 Yemeni Government Investigation into Iranian-Supplied Weapons Cache; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/13 Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/07/13 Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to Cairo; Washington, DC
02/07/13 Yemen's National Dialogue; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 U.S. Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/01/13 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly on U.S. Aid to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon; Beirut, Lebanon
01/29/13 Syrians Transition to Safety in Jordan;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Jordan
01/28/13 Remarks at the Announcement of the Open Book Project;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/23/13 Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
01/23/13 Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
01/22/13 Bahrain Announces Dialogue; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/13 Terrorist Attack in Algeria; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/13 Attack on the University of Aleppo; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/13 Public Diplomacy in a Changing Middle East;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Washington, DC
01/06/13 Assad's Speech; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC