Secretary of State John Kerry to Deliver Remarks on U.S. Strategy in Syria

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 10, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks on U.S. strategy in Syria at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, at the United States Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary’s address will be set against the backdrop of diplomatic efforts to achieve a political transition in Syria and the continuing military campaign against the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh.

Due to limited camera positions, the event will be pooled press coverage for video cameras and photographers. It will be open press for writers. All media must RSVP to

Final access time for writers: 1:30 p.m. at the USIP entrance on 23rd Street.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be streamed live on

The State Department is providing a Host TV live feed via the Verizon Washington DC AVOC. Broadcasters can also access a live, public domain, right-free feed via the Verizon Washington AVOC 5:366 HD 552830 S0366 or via Level 3 Vyvx, Encompass or DCI. Finally, broadcasters with service agreements with Beers/The DC Switch can also book a feed via the State Department’s DC Switch circuit US DOS-1 DC. For additional information regarding these feeds, please contact the master control at the U.S. Department of State at 202-647-6806.

Broadcast-quality digital video on demand will be available on the State Department’s DVIDs web site page:

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).


USIP Press Office

J. Paul Johnson

Office: 202-429-7174

Cell: 202-507-3896


Office of Press Relations

U.S. Department of State

(202) 647-2492