2014 Remarks - January-June

06/30/14 Deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/28/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Syrian Opposition Council President Ahmad Jarba, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Call With Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani; En Route to Shannon, Ireland
06/27/14 Remarks With Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba During Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; King Abdulaziz International Airport; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
06/27/14 Secretary of State John Kerry on Ramadan Kareem;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/14 Background Briefing: Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh; Paris, France
06/26/14 Libyan Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/26/14 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
06/24/14 Interview With Alexander Marquardt of ABC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Erbil, Iraq
06/24/14 Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Erbil, Iraq
06/24/14 Interview With James Rosen of Fox;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Erbil, Iraq
06/24/14 Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Erbil, Iraq
06/24/14 Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Erbil, Iraq
06/23/14 Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/14 Meeting With Embassy Baghdad Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
06/23/14 Press Availability on Syria and Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
06/23/14 Removal of Declared Chemical Materials from Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/22/14 Background Briefing in Amman, Jordan; Amman, Jordan
06/22/14 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
06/22/14 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
06/21/14 Background Briefing En Route to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt
06/20/14 Remarks With Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/19/14 Remarks by the President on the Situation in Iraq; Washington, DC
06/18/14 Interview With Savannah Guthrie of NBC's Today Show;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/17/14 Libya: Ahmed Abu Khatallah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/16/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/15/14 ISIL Claims Massacre in Tikrit;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
06/15/14 Iraq;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
06/15/14 U.S. Condemns Kidnapping of Three Israeli Teenagers;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/13/14 President Obama Gives an Update on the Situation in Iraq; Washington, DC
06/09/14 U.S.-Islamic World Forum;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Doha, Qatar
06/04/14 Press Availability in Beirut, Lebanon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beirut, Lebanon
05/31/14 Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony; U.S. Military Academy-West Point; New York City
05/26/14 Detained U.S. Citizen Amir Hekmati;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Press Availability in London; Foreign Commonwealth Office; London, United Kingdom
05/15/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom
05/13/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London; Via Teleconference
05/08/14 Remarks With Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/08/14 Remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations;  Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk; The Washington Institute's Weinberg Conference; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Background Briefing on Syria; Via Teleconference
04/30/14 Iraqi Parliamentary Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/29/14 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/28/14 Ninth Anniversary of the Cedar Revolution;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; U.S. Capitol; Washington, DC
04/28/14 On Support for Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/24/14 Press Availability in Tripoli, Libya;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Tripoli, Libya
04/22/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call With Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
04/14/14 Attack Against the Libyan Interim Prime Minister;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
04/14/14 On the Eve of Passover;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/14 Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiya Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/09/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
04/08/14 Lebanon's Security Challenges and U.S. Interests; Acting Assistant Secretary Lawrence Silverman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
04/04/14 Background Briefing on the Upcoming P5+1 Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program; Via Teleconference
04/04/14 Joint Press Availability With Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rabat, Morocco
04/04/14 Remarks at Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Youth and Sports; Rabat, Morocco
04/03/14 Joint Press Availability With Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Algiers, Algeria
04/03/14 Remarks at Embassy Algiers Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Algiers, Algeria
04/03/14 Remarks at Embassy Rabat Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rabat, Morocco
04/03/14 Remarks at the Opening Plenary Sessions of the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Algiers, Algeria
04/03/14 Remarks at the U.S.-Algeria Soccer Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Algiers, Algeria
04/02/14 Opening Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum, Fifth Coordinating Committee Meeting;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rabat, Morocco
04/01/14 Press Availability at NATO;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
03/27/14 Remarks at the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and AmCham Abu Dhabi Policy Luncheon;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
03/26/14 Efforts of the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to Accomplish the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons;  Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
03/26/14 Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/26/14 Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
03/24/14 Remarks With OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Hague, Netherlands
03/20/14 Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/14 Background Briefing on EU Coordinated P5+1-Iran Negotiations; Vienna, Austria
03/18/14 Statement by Special Envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/17/14 Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority; Washington, DC
03/14/14 Background Briefing on Next Week's EU-Coordinated P5+1 Talks With Iran; Via Teleconference
03/14/14 Ninth Anniversary of the Cedar Revolution;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/12/14 Rocket Attacks From the Gaza Strip Into Israel;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/09/14 Illicitly Obtained Oil From Libya;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/09/14 Seventh Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/08/14 Initiative for the Palestinian Economy;  Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and North African Affairs Anne W. Patterson; Prague, Czech Republic
03/04/14 Attack on Libyan General National Congress Headquarters;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/03/14 Christians Under Threat in Syria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/03/14 Remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington Convention Center; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Regime Actions Against Delegates to the Geneva Talks;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Kuwait National Day and Day of Liberation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Lebanon at the Crossroads; Acting Assistant Secretary Lawrence Silverman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Remarks at the Middle East Commercial Center Meeting;  Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and North African Affairs Anne W. Patterson; Movenpick Dead Sea Resort; Amman, Jordan
02/22/14 Remarks on Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Jerusalem
02/22/14 Roundtable With Journalists;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Jerusalem
02/22/14 UN Security Council Resolution on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/14 A Renewed Agenda for U.S.-Gulf Partnership;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
02/19/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
02/18/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tunisia; En Route to Tunis, Tunisia
02/18/14 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tunis;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Tunis, Tunisia
02/18/14 Remarks at a Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Tunis; Tunis, Tunisia
02/17/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
02/16/14 Geneva Conference and Situation in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/15/14 Formation of New Government in Lebanon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Background Briefing on Syria; U.S. Mission in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
02/14/14 Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott Hotel; Beijing, China
02/14/14 Three Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Opposition Leaders;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/14 Interview With Ilana Dayan of Israeli TV Channel 2;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/11/14 On the Retirement of Abraham Foxman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/10/14 U.S. Condemns Attack on the Convoy of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Nujaifi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/14 Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests;  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
02/05/14 Interview With Jake Tapper of CNN's The Lead;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Department of State; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Barrel Bombs in Aleppo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Iran Policy and Negotiations Update;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
02/01/14 Remarks at a Press Availability in Tunis, Tunisia;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Tunis, Tunisia
01/31/14 Background Briefing on Geneva II Process and the Overall Situation in Syria; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Formation of New Tunisian Government;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Press Roundtable With Jordanian Media at U.S. Embassy Amman;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Amman, Jordan
01/27/14 Ratification of the New Tunisian Constitution;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Bombing Attacks in Egypt;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/23/14 Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/22/14 Intervention at the Geneva ll International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
01/22/14 Solo Press Availability at the Geneva II International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
01/20/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Montreux and Davos, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/19/14 UN Secretary General's Invitation to Iran to Attend Geneva II;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Egypt's Constitutional Referendum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Syrian Opposition Coalition Votes to Attend Geneva II Peace Negotiations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Geneva Peace Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Briefing Room; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Mid-East Economic Diplomacy: Expanding U.S. Trade Connections;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Egyptian Ready-Made Garment Export Council; New York City
01/15/14 Press Availability at the Syria Donors' Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
01/15/14 Remarks With Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
01/14/14 Remarks After Meeting With Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Parolin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Richardson; Rome, Italy
01/13/14 Background Briefing on the Implementation Plan of the P5+1 and Iran's First Step Nuclear Agreement; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/13/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
01/12/14 Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/12/14 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/12/14 Statement by the President on the Implementation of the First Step Agreement on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program; Washington, DC
01/12/14 Update on P5+1 Negotiations With Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/11/14 Death of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Kuwait City; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/07/14 The Syrian Refugee Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials; Office of the Spokesperson; ERT Washington, DC
01/05/14 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Meeting With Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud;  Secretary of State John Kerry; King Khalid International Airport; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/05/14 Remarks at Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
01/04/14 Remarks With Lead Negotiator for the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat After Meeting With Palestinian Authority President Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a Presidential Compound; Ramallah
01/02/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah; Via Teleconference
01/02/14 Remarks With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem