Briefings and Remarks


2016
11/24/16 Terrorist Attacks in Hilla;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
11/17/16 Opening Session of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Berlin, Germany
11/06/16 Press Conference on Counter-ISIL Efforts;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Amman, Jordan
10/28/16 Joint Press Conference by Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and SPE McGurk;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
10/25/16 Press Conference by SPE McGurk in Baghdad, Iraq;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Baghdad, Iraq
10/21/16 Remarks With Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/21/16 Update: Mosul and our Global Campaign to Defeat ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
10/16/16 Joint Statement From Secretary John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
10/07/16 Update on Campaign Against ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
10/04/16 Remarks on the Transatlantic Relationship;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Concert Noble; Brussels, Belgium
09/29/16 Regional Impact of the Syria Conflict: Syria, Turkey and Iraq;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Regional Implications of Syria Conflict; Washington, DC
09/29/16 Remarks at The Atlantic and Aspen Institute;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Harman Center of Arts; Washington, DC
09/22/16 Statement to the Press After the ISSG Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Palace Hotel; New York City
09/21/16 Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Roosevelt Hotel; New York City
07/29/16 Remarks at the Washington Conference on Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities Under ISIL;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
07/21/16 Press Availability after the Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
07/21/16 Remarks at the Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
07/21/16 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
07/21/16 Remarks With Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
07/19/16 Briefing on the Counter-ISIL Ministerial;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
05/26/16 Protecting America from the Threat of ISIL; Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell; Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Remarks at the Libya Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
05/15/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Vienna Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
05/13/16 Counter ISIL Coalition Efforts;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; hosted by The Brussels Media Hub
04/28/16 Convergence: Human Trafficking and Criminal Exploitation by Da'esh of Women and Vulnerable Youth; Senior Director for National Security and Diplomacy Anti-Crime Programs David M. Luna, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; NATO ARW Responses to Female Migration to ISIS; Venice, Italy
04/08/16 Meets With Embassy Baghdad Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
04/08/16 Press Availability in Baghdad, Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
03/25/16 Message to Counter-ISIL Coalition;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
03/25/16 Remarks With Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Residence; Brussels, Belgium
03/17/16 Remarks on Daesh and Genocide;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/13/16 Press Availability With French Foreign Minister Ayrault, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, British Foreign Secretary Hammond, EU High Representative Mogherini, and Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
02/16/16 New Frameworks for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
02/13/16 Remarks at the 2016 Munich Security Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
02/03/16 Countering the Spread of ISIL and Other Threats;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
02/02/16 Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
02/02/16 Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
02/01/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Rome; Rome, Italy
01/22/16 Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/21/16 Roundtable with Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/14/16 Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren on Operation Inherent Resolve;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Via Teleconference
01/13/16 Democratic Values and Violent Extremism;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; New Delhi, India
01/13/16 Remarks on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Defense University; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Remarks by Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk Before the Daily Press Briefing;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC

2015
12/30/15 Coalition Thank You Note -- Progress in Ramadi;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
12/28/15 On Recent Advances in Ramadi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/18/15 Remarks at a Press Availability with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York, NY
12/18/15 Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York, NY
12/15/15 Adoption of the IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran's Nuclear Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Kremlin; Moscow, Russia
12/05/15 Brookings Institution's 2015 Saban Forum Keynote Address;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Willard Hotel; Washington, DC
12/04/15 Background Briefing on ISIL and Oil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/15 Remarks at OSCE Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kombank Arena; Belgrade, Serbia
11/20/15 Coalition Efforts Against ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
11/19/15 Remarks Following Briefing at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hart Senate Office Building; Washington, DC
11/18/15 Remarks at the 30th Overseas Security Advisory Council Annual Briefing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
11/17/15 Remarks After His Meeting With French President Francois Hollande;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Elysee Paris, France
11/17/15 Remarks to the Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy, Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Paris, France
11/17/15 Roundtable With Print Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission's Residence; Paris, France
11/16/15 Remarks at a Lighting Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Paris, France
11/14/15 Press Availability with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
11/13/15 Press Availability with Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Tunis, Tunisia
11/12/15 Remarks on the U.S. Strategy in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/23/15 Departure of Special Presidential Envoy John Allen and Appointment of Brett McGurk;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/15/15 Remarks to the 2015 Institute for Inclusive Security Forum;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Newseum; Washington, DC
10/14/15 Remarks at the 2015 Naval History Conference;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; U.S. Naval Academy; Annapolis, MD
10/13/15 Remarks to the Economic Club of New York;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; The Plaza Hotel; New York City
09/30/15 Remarks at a Meeting on International Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; United Nations; New York City, DC
09/29/15 Documenting ISIL's Antiquities Trafficking;  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions Andrew Keller, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York, NY
09/29/15 Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York City
09/27/15 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu At Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York Palace Hotel; New York City
09/16/15 Al-Qaida, the Islamic State, and the Future of the Global Jihadi Movement;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Press Availability With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Mohammed al-Attiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
07/28/15 Senior Administration Officials On Counter-ISIL Coalition Efforts; Via Teleconference
07/14/15 Remarks at the Center for American Progress;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Remarks at Brookings-Doha U.S. Islamic World Forum;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Doha, Qatar
06/02/15 Press Availability With Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
06/01/15 Background Briefing on the June 2 Paris Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Ministerial; Via Teleconference
05/28/15 Interview With CBS News;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Background Briefing on Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/15 Remarks at the East Asia Summit Symposium;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Singapore
03/18/15 Inaugural Meeting of the Coalition Stabilization Working Group;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Berlin, Germany
03/16/15 ISIL's Abuses Against Women and Girls in Iraq and Syria;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Swiss Ambassador's Residence; Washington, DC
03/16/15 Stabilizing Iraqi Territories;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Prime Minister's Guest House; Baghdad, Iraq
03/11/15 The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
03/06/15 ISIL's Destruction of Historical Heritage and Archeological Treasures;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Remarks at the Atlantic Council;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
02/11/15 Seizing the Post-ISIL Opportunity for Democracy and Inclusion;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Middle East Research Institute; Erbil, Iraq
02/11/15 Support for Authorization for Use of Military Force;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/10/15 The Death of Kayla Jean Mueller;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/08/15 Remarks at the Munich Security Conference Panel Discussion;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
02/03/15 The Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/31/15 ISIL Murder of Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/24/15 ISIL Murder of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/22/15 Joint Press Availability with UK Foreign Secretary Hammond and Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; London, United Kingdom
01/22/15 Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before the Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
01/21/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Upcoming Travel to London and Davos; Via Teleconference
01/16/15 General John R. Allen's Remarks to the Press at U.S. Embassy Baghdad;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL John Allen; Baghdad, Iraq

2014
12/29/14 Degrading and Defeating ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen; Defense News; Washington, DC
12/09/14 Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
12/03/14 Press Availability in Brussels, Belgium;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/14 Remarks With Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/14 Remarks at the Counter-ISIL Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
12/03/14 Senior State Department Officials On the Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting; Brussels, Belgium
11/16/14 Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/29/14 Interview With Al Arabiya Arabic News Channel; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10/29/14 Interview With Al Jazeera Arabic News Channel; Doha, Qatar
10/29/14 Interview With Sky News Arabia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10/27/14 Remarks at the Coalition Communications Conference; Kuwait City, Kuwait
10/15/14 Remarks to the Press on Countering ISIL;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen; Washington, DC
10/14/14 ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/07/14 Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on ISIL Motion Debated in Parliament
10/03/14 General John R. Allen Press Conference, U.S. Embassy Baghdad
09/24/14 Background Briefing on the Syria Ministerial Meeting; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/24/14 Remarks at Syria Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Headquarters; New York City
09/23/14 Senior State Department Official on Diplomatic Efforts To Build a Coalition To Confront ISIL and Iraq in Syria; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and on the Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meetings With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and With Cypriot President Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Kasoulides; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/17/14 Opening Remarks on the United States Strategy To Defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
09/13/14 Announcement of General John Allen as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/13/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt
09/12/14 Background Briefing En Route to Ankara, Turkey; En Route to Ankara, Turkey
09/10/14 Background Briefing on Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jeddah; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
09/10/14 On the President's Speech on ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/09/14 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Iraq; Via Teleconference
09/05/14 Remarks at Top of Meeting on Building an Anti-ISIL Coalition Co-Chaired by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Celtic Manor; Wales, United Kingdom
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