John Kerry


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Well I try to tell them not to worry too much, not to rush it. You know, young people today have more time than they think to choose a career or to become involved in something. You don't have to rush. In today's world, you could have two or three careers. So there is plenty of time to pick something that is a real experiment, that is a risk and take the risk. And I tell them, Don't feel that you've got to get on a track and stick on that track alone too quickly, because then you'll wonder in 10 or 15 years from now, Wow, did I really test this, did I give it a chance?feedback
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Aug 10 2017 - Kenya

We call on all the candidates whether they are victors or losers in this race, to work within the rule of law and the legitimate dispute process in order to challenge any aspect of this election where they have

Aug 10 2017 - Kenya

We affirm the conviction that the judicial process, the judicial system of Kenya and the election laws themselves make full and adequate provision for accountability in this election. The streets do

Aug 10 2017

The process is very meticulous and, plus, all the parties have copies of the documents. So there is a huge trail of documentation. All of that will ultimately give confidence to people that they can trust in the outcome of the

Aug 10 2017

So obviously there is a moment of reckoning coming up pretty soon. And the reckoning will be based on a paper

Jul 21 2017

I love John McCain, . He's Teddy Roosevelt's 'man in the arena.' Unbeatable. Unbreakable. God

Jun 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

The majority of the people in the United States are deeply committed to the Paris

Jun 06 2017 - Iran

If we become super provocative in ways that show the Iranian people there has been no advantage to this, that there is no gain, and our bellicosity is pushing them into a corner, that's dangerous and that could bring a very different

Jun 06 2017 - Iran

My hope is that they would in fact not just be the adults in the room but that they would be listened

Jun 05 2017 - Singapore

That's like O.J. Simpson saying he's going to go out and find the real

Jun 04 2017 - Facebook

If you turn around and just blame that message exclusively on the internet, we're making an enormous mistake. And if we reach too far without being sensitive to our own values, we give them an extraordinary

Jun 04 2017 - Extremism

The bottom line is that in too many places, in too many parts of the world, you've got a large gap between governance and people and between the opportunities those people

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is a global stain on our credibility that we will spend years, if not decades, working to

Jun 01 2017 - Fake news

He gave America a huge fake news moment in which he pretended that certain things are happening that aren'

May 25 2017 - Iran

There is much up in the air/room for misinterpretation. This is not the moment for a new Iran bill. We need to consider the implications of confrontation without

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

This is a huge priority within the State Department. The last thing he's going to suffer for is lack of access to me, I assure

Apr 21 2017

Just as in 1970, it is up to each of us to dial up the demand signal to politicians to protect our

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

With this step, 100 percent of the declared chemicals are out of war-torn

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

Removing these weapons from Syria ensured that they could not be used – by the Assad regime or by terrorist groups like ISIL – but unfortunately other undeclared chemical weapons continue to be used ruthlessly on the Syrian people. While we have made progress, we cannot and will not rest until the Syrian people can no longer be gassed and terrorized by these vicious

Mar 28 2017

We're going without our strongest voice on the ground every day in more than 25 percent of the world. We cannot lead if we are not there and we can't be there if the Senate won't confirm our best and

Mar 15 2017 - North Korea

The president of the United States deployed some additional missile defense capacity precisely because of the threat of North Korea. And it is logical that if the threat of North Korea disappears because the peninsula denuclearizes, then obviously that threat no longer mandates that kind of

Mar 09 2017

This is the first opportunity I've had in a long time to pause and look back, with an eye toward looking forward. I hope we can produce a good book that captures for readers not so much my story, but some of the lessons learned along the way, including lessons learned the hard way. I am grateful that Simon & Schuster is working with me to revisit meaningful moments lived at the intersection of history, and to help readers get to know some of the compelling people I've known, learned from, admired, and even debated with across my

Jan 19 2017 - Daesh

"We have particularly helped push back against any number of violent extremist groups, including our efforts most recently to liberate Sirte in Libya from the clenches of Daesh."feedback

Jan 17 2017 - US, Russia relations

And Iran and the rest of world would keep it and we will have made ourselves the odd-person out. We'll have injured our own credibility in conceivably an irreparable

Jan 17 2017 - NATO

He will have to speak to that, as of Friday he is responsible for that

Jan 16 2017 - Trump-Merkel

It has had some problems, but everybody has had some problems with this challenge of how to respond as a big nation, a great nation, as the West, where our values, our principles are important with respect to caring for people who are in

Jan 16 2017 - Trump-Merkel

I think we have to be very careful about suggesting that one's strongest leaders in Europe, and most important players with respect to where we are heading, made one mistake or another. I don't think it's appropriate for us to be commenting on

Jan 16 2017 - Trump-Merkel

I think she was extremely courageous. I don't think it amounts to that

Jan 15 2017 - Israel

It is being debated publicly at home and does not belong within international fora at this moment in time. It's

Jan 15 2017

This is not the right time. We think it's

Jan 15 2017

Given where things are going and what is happening, that is particularly

Jan 15 2017

This is not the right time ... they don't have peace, there are issues of sovereignty that are enormously important to be resolved by the

Jan 13 2017

We believe all countries in the region, whether big or small, that they all refrain from provocative acts that add to tensions or might lead to greater militarization of the

Jan 13 2017 - Trans Pacific Partnership

I can't predict what the new administration is absolutely going to do with the trade, but I can absolutely tell you that the fundamental reasons for the TPP haven't changed. Shift in our administrations in Washington is not going to alter or fundamentally undermine the commitments of the United States to prosperity and stability and security of the Asia-Pacific. Our friendship doesn't depend on individuals or

Jan 10 2017

It's going pretty smoothly because there's not an enormous amount of it. There are some people who have been in the building for a period of time, but you know quite candidly, I think there has not been a lot of high-level exchange at this point in

Jan 10 2017 - Twitter

If policy is going to be made in 140 characters on Twitter and every reasonable measure of accountability is being bypassed and people don't care about it, we have a

Jan 10 2017 - Populism

One of the greatest challenges we all face right now, not just America but every country, is that we are living in a factless political environment. Every country in the world better stop and start worrying about authoritarian populism and the absence of substance in our

Jan 10 2017

We've been leading. People are not separating a remarkable transformation that is taking place globally from things that we are really responsible for. We didn't start the Arab Spring, we couldn't have stopped the Arab Spring. There is no way the Obama administration doing anything would have changed what was happening in those

Jan 09 2017 - Homosexuality

On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past and reaffirm the Department's steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion for all our employees, including members of the LGBTI

Jan 09 2017 - Homosexuality

In the past – as far back as the 1940s, but continuing for decades – the Department of State was among many public and private employers that discriminated against employees and job applicants on the basis of perceived sexual orientation, forcing some employees to resign or refusing to hire certain applicants in the first place. These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong

Jan 09 2017

It's going to be innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders ... who will continue to create the technological advances that forever revolutionize the way we power our world. Every person in this room – indeed, every person on the planet – has an interest in making sure that transition happens as quickly as

Jan 09 2017 - Climate change

In the time I've spent in public life, one of the things I've learned is that some issues look a lot different when you're actually in office compared to when you're on the campaign trail. The truth is that climate change shouldn't be a partisan issue. It's an issue that all of us should care about, regardless of political

Jan 05 2017

We're encouraging a meeting in Astana. We hope that could produce a step forward. The fighting is continuing, it's difficult and the Assad regime seems to be playing the same card that it was playing previously. Nobody can predict what choices this administration is going to make. I don't know. I don't think you do, The question a lot of people are asking is: Do they know? We're going to have to wait and see what choices they

Jan 05 2017

I accept the judgment of the intelligence community that this went to the highest

Jan 05 2017

The bottom line is, folks, the president never retracted his intent to (use force), he just got rid of the need to do it by embracing a different approach that got all the weapons out. I will acknowledge to you absolutely, I heard it all over the place. The perception hurt, yes. The perception

Jan 05 2017

I don't think it's fair because I don't think it actually reflected the decisions that he made and it doesn't reflect the reality of what we were able to

Dec 31 2016

Friends need to tell each other the hard

Dec 29 2016

It's not my job to comment on the nominees of the new president. I will respect the process. It invaded the space of our election. The releasing on a regular basis of one party's stolen e-mails had an impact. And I think that other things also had an

Dec 29 2016 - Israeli relations

What we laid out today was a very constructive, pro-Israel, pro-region, pro-Palestinian, pro-the communities' ability to try to make peace. Why are people fighting peace? What is suddenly in the air that people want to go down a road which is so obviously confrontational? For years, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have invested in two

Dec 29 2016

Those four countries that ultimately brought it to the floor did so absolutely on their own. I had no communication with those four countries in the course of that

Dec 29 2016 - Israel

We cannot, in good conscience, do nothing and say nothing when we see the hope of peace slipping

Dec 28 2016

If we're serious about the two-state solution, it's time to start implementing it now, and advance the process of separation. It could make a significant difference in saving the two-state solution and in building confidence in the citizens of both

Dec 28 2016

We reject the criticism that this vote abandons

Dec 28 2016 - United Nations

If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both, and it won't ever really be at peace. The settler agenda is defining the future of Israel. And their stated purpose is clear: They believe in one state. The vote in the United Nations was about preserving the two-state solution. That's what we were standing up

Dec 28 2016

Separate and unequal is what you would have, and nobody can explain how that works. No American administration has done more for Israel's security than Barack Obama'

Dec 28 2016 - Israel

If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both, and it won't ever really be at peace. The United States did in fact vote in accordance with our values, just as previous administrations have done. The vote in the United Nations was about preserving the two-state solution. That's what we were standing up

Dec 20 2016 - US, Russia relations

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, the Russian people, and with the other victims who were injured in this shooting. We stand ready to offer assistance to Russia and Turkey as they investigate this despicable attack, which was also an assault on the right of all diplomats to safely and securely advance and represent their nations around the

Dec 18 2016 - Aleppo

Unfortunately we had divisions within our own ranks that made the implementation of that extremely hard to

Dec 18 2016

We think we've found the path to move forward and invite the parties, President Hadi, the Houthis and the supporters of both sides to take advantage of this moment to try to come to the table and to try to frame an

Dec 18 2016

Our immediate priority is to end the bloodshed and that's why reestabilishing the ceasefire is so

Dec 16 2016 - Aleppo

The Assad regime is actually carrying out nothing short of a massacre. And we have witnessed indiscriminate slaughter, not accidents of war, not collateral damage, but frankly purposeful, a cynical policy of terrorizing

Dec 15 2016

People need to remember that the president issued a warning. But he had to be obviously sensitive to not being viewed as interfering on behalf of a candidate or against a candidate or in a way that promoted unrealistic assessments about what was

Dec 15 2016 - Iran

Extension of the Iran Sanctions Act does not affect in any way the scope of the sanctions relief Iran is receiving under the deal or the ability of companies to do business in Iran consistent with the

Dec 10 2016 - Aleppo

They have an ability to able to show a little bit of grace. And sometimes in diplomacy a little grace goes a long

Dec 10 2016 - Aleppo

If Aleppo were to fall ... the war does not end, but in fact could create more jihadis and more people to seek revenge and prosecute their

Dec 10 2016 - Aleppo

Fighters ... don't trust that if they agreed to leave to try to save Aleppo that it will save Aleppo and they will be unharmed. The choice for many of them ... is to die in Aleppo, die in (neighbouring) Idlib, but

Dec 10 2016 - Aleppo

Fighters ... don't trust that if they agreed to leave to try to save Aleppo that it will save Aleppo and they will be unharmed and free to move where they are not immediately attacked. Russia and Assad have a moment where they are in a dominant position to show a little

Dec 06 2016 - NATO

We need to come together, to make sure there is a strong Europe, a strong NATO and that the values and the interests that we all share, we are continuing to work on

Dec 05 2016

There will be no advance and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and Palestinian

Dec 03 2016 - Gambia

We call for unity and calm during this transition

Nov 29 2016

You tell me how the economy of the United States is going to grow if 95 percent of the world's customers live in another country. But we're going to start knee-jerkingly just closing off some of that because we're blaming other people?feedback

Nov 29 2016

We need to be asking ourselves how much more we can

Nov 16 2016 - Climate change

No one, no one should doubt the overwhelming majority of the citizens of the United States who know climate change is happening and who are determined to keep our commitments that were made in

Nov 13 2016 - Refugees

We are going to work to protect vulnerable refugees around the world, and we'll share that responsibility with our friends in the regions that are most affected by this

Nov 12 2016

After 52 years of war, no peace agreement can satisfy everyone in every detail. But this agreement constitutes an important step forward on Colombia's path to a just and durable peace. The United States, in coordination with the Government of Colombia, will continue to support full implementation of the final peace

Nov 12 2016

So we will wait to see how the next administration addresses

Nov 12 2016 - Climate change

Now the world's scientific community has concluded that climate change is happening beyond any doubt. And the evidence is there for everybody to

Nov 03 2016

During that period, if a country were to decide actually we don't want to leave after all, everybody would be very cross about it being a waste of time. They might try to extract a political price but legally they couldn't insist that you

Nov 03 2016

I think that when independent the Scots could apply and probably get in pretty quickly through the door marked

Oct 30 2016

As an American citizen and former nominee of the party, there is a lot I'd like to say about what is going on, but I can't and I am just going to remain out of

Oct 28 2016 - Biodiversity

The agreement "will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and

Oct 28 2016 - Biodiversity

The Ross Sea region MPA will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds and

Oct 27 2016 - Biodiversity

The agreement "will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet - home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and

Oct 19 2016 - THAAD

There should be no doubt that the United States would do whatever is necessary to defend ourselves and to honor the security commitments that we have made to allies, including the Republic of

Oct 19 2016 - North Korea

What is most important is to continuously demonstrate our capability and deterrence with our commitment and actions so that Pyongyang can feel the panic under their

Oct 18 2016 - Yemen

We reiterate the Special Envoy's request to allow 'free and unhindered access for humanitarian

Oct 16 2016

But I haven't seen a big appetite in Europe of people to go to war. I don't see the parliaments of European countries ready to declare war. I don't see a lot of countries deciding that that's the better solution

Oct 16 2016

Let me make it clear. President Obama has not taken any options off the table at this point in time. So we'll see where we are in the next few days in the context of the discussions we're

Oct 16 2016

It's easy to say, Where's the action?' But what is the action? I have a lot of people who have a lot of trouble defining

Oct 16 2016 - Aleppo

Now, some people ask what happens to Aleppo if it were to

Oct 16 2016

When a great power is involved in a fight like this, as Russia has chosen to be by going there and then putting its missiles in place in order to threaten people against military action, it raises the stakes of

Oct 16 2016 - United Nations

This is the time to implement a ceasefire unconditionally and then move to the negotiating

Oct 16 2016 - Yemen

It is a crisis now of enormous proportions with an increasing economic, increasing humanitarian and health crisis, and obviously the military components are troubling to

Oct 16 2016

It will give us the opportunity to reduce the warming of the planet by an entire half a degree

Oct 15 2016 - Yemen

Their names are not being released at this point in time, but we were very pleased with that and we continue to work on other hostage situations here and

Oct 15 2016 - Yemen

I will maybe have more to say on that tomorrow (Sunday) in London but it remains a top priority for us to try to end the

Oct 14 2016

We're making some

Oct 08 2016 - Aleppo

Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities, and children and

Oct 06 2016 - Climate change

It is another significant step in the global movement to take ambitious action to address climate change exemplified by yesterday's action to cross the threshold for the Paris Agreement to enter into

Oct 05 2016 - Afghanistan

Year by year our shared effort, one of the largest international coalitions ever assembled, and maintained over a sustained period in time, is in fact yielding encouraging

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

This a model for what might be possible ... I think the message from every person here would be to the Taliban, take

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

There are several countries that actually can help come together, and I urge Russia, China, Pakistan, India and Iran to think about the special role that they could play in this region in order to make a major difference ... in reaching peace with the

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

Their goal of ridding Afghanistan of external forces will not occur by ... the continued insurgency, it will come though

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

The Taliban and their allies cannot wait us out ... We will not abandon our Afghan

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

In return for keeping these commitments, Hekmatyar's group will be able to emerge from the shadows to rejoin Afghan

Oct 05 2016 - Taliban

There is a path toward an honorable end to the conflict that the Taliban have waged. It is a conflict they cannot and will not be won on the battlefield. A political settlement negotiated with the Afghan government is the only way to end the fighting, ensure lasting stability and achieve a full drawdown ultimately of international military forces, which is their

Oct 04 2016

It still remains for Russia and the regime to permit that and guarantee

Oct 04 2016 - Multilateralism

We are not giving up on the Syrian people. We are not abandoning the pursuit of

Oct 04 2016

Russia knows exactly what it needs to

Sep 29 2016 - Aleppo

We are on the verge of suspending the discussion because it is irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place, to be sitting there trying to take things

Sep 29 2016

I think you're looking at three people, four people in the administration who have all argued for use of force, and I lost the

Sep 29 2016

We're trying to pursue the diplomacy, and I understand it's frustrating. You have nobody more frustrated than we

Sep 29 2016

Any further American effort to arm rebels or join the fight could

Sep 28 2016 - Aleppo

The U.S. is preparing to "suspend U.S.-Russia bilateral engagement on Syria," including talks on a possible counter-extremist partnership, unless Russia takes immediate steps to end the assault on Aleppo and restore" a

Sep 28 2016 - Aleppo

The burden remains on Russia to stop this assault and allow humanitarian access to Aleppo and other areas in

Sep 26 2016 - Venezuela

My hope is we could have a serious

Sep 26 2016

We clearly are ready to review and make judgments as the facts come in. We don't want to leave people on the list if they don't

Sep 26 2016

So we will have to see whether or not anything can develop in the next days that indicates a different approach from the Russians and from the regime. I don't think the opposition is going to be particularly excited about having a negotiation when they're being bombed and

Sep 26 2016

The Assad regime's statements are almost meaningless at this point in

Sep 26 2016 - Aleppo

While they're pounding Aleppo, dropping indiscriminate bombs, killing women and children, talk of a unity government is pretty

Sep 26 2016

Russia needs to set an example, not a precedent – an unacceptable precedent, I might add, for the entire

Sep 25 2016

We clearly are prepared to review and make judgments about that as the facts come

Sep 25 2016

I think we'll know very quickly. ... We're deeply invested in success. We don't want to leave people on a list, if they don't belong on a

Sep 25 2016

In this business of diplomacy, you have to test things sometimes. It is a mistake to delude yourself. It is also a mistake to avoid putting something to test where there is a reasonable chance something may be able to

Sep 25 2016 - Russia

The weakest hand of all would be to have another round of migrants going into Europe, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin do whatever he wants by dropping bombs and the United States doing nothing but pretending we're sending some support to people. That is the weakest hand, and it is far stronger to stand up and find a way to leverage getting to the table and getting some kind of an

Sep 23 2016

Absent a major gesture like this, we don't believe there is a point to making more promises or issuing more plans or announcing something that can't be

Sep 23 2016

We can't go out to the world and say we have an agreement when we don'

Sep 22 2016 - Russia

We can't be the only ones trying to hold this door open. Russia and the regime must do their part or this will have no chance. The question now is whether there remains any real chance of moving forward, because it's clear we cannot continue on the same path any

Sep 22 2016

I met with the (Russian) foreign minister, we exchanged some ideas and we had a little bit of progress. We're evaluating some mutual ideas in a constructive

Sep 22 2016

If the Russians come back to us with constructive proposals we will listen. Make no mistake, the United States will continue to pursue every avenue of progress that we can because it is the only way to stop the killing, it is the only way to ease the suffering and it's the only way to make possible the restoration of a united

Sep 21 2016

I emphasize this to Russia. The United States continues to believe there is a way forward that, although rocky and difficult and uncertain, can provide the most viable path out of the

Sep 20 2016

This attack has dealt a very heavy blow to our efforts to bring peace to Syria and it raises a profound doubt about whether Russia and the Assad regime can or will live up to the obligations that they agreed to in

Sep 20 2016 - US, Russia relations

We are going to continue to work. We are going to meet again Friday on some specific

Sep 20 2016

Well, the Syrians do not – didn't make the deal. The Russians made the agreement. So we need to see what the Russians say. But the point – the important thing is the Russians need to control Assad, who evidently is indiscriminately bombing, including of humanitarian convoys. So let's wait and see and collect the facts. We need to see where we are, and then we'll make a judgment. But we don't have all the facts at this

Sep 19 2016

We have not had seven days of calm and of delivery of humanitarian

Sep 19 2016

We just began today to see real movement of humanitarian goods, and let's see where we are. We're happy to have a conversation with

Sep 19 2016

It would be good if they didn't talk first to the press but if they talked to the people who are actually negotiating this. As I said yesterday, (it's) time to end the grandstanding and time to do the real work of delivering on the humanitarian goods that are necessary for

Sep 14 2016

The dynamic of Assad hammering them and Russia hammering them is going to drive them into the hands of Nusra and ISIL, And you'll have a greater degree of radicalization of increased

Sep 14 2016

Nobody's asking people to abrogate our standards, but it is important for us to keep our part of the

Sep 14 2016

Well, the president of the United States is ready and I think the military therefore will be

Sep 14 2016

It's a last chance to be able to hold Syria together. If you fail to get a cessation in place now and we cannot get to the table, then the fighting is going to increase

Sep 13 2016

It is important – a very important part of this equation – that access to humanitarian goods take

Sep 13 2016

It's excellent but I certainly have no confidence in the regime. It could bomb at any

Sep 11 2016 - Daesh

If groups within the legitimate opposition want to retain their legitimacy they need to distance themselves in every way possible from Nusra (Front) and Daesh (ISIL). And we expect that Russia will ensure that the Syrian government will adhere to all of its requirements about its air activities and about the access for humanitarian

Sep 10 2016 - Multilateralism

If the plan is implemented in good faith, if the stakeholders do the things that are available for them to do and they're being called on to do, this can be a moment where the multilateral efforts at the diplomatic table, the negotiations, could take hold and you can really provide the people of Syria with the

Sep 10 2016

It is based on a way of providing oversight, and compliance, through mutual interest and other things. If this arrangement holds, then we will see a significant reduction in violence across

Sep 10 2016

We have made overture after overture to the dictator of North

Sep 10 2016 - Aleppo

If Aleppo continues to be torn apart, the prospects for Syria and its people are

Sep 10 2016

The United States is going the extra mile here because we believe that Russia, and my colleague, have the capability to press the Assad regime to stop this conflict and to come to the table and make

Sep 10 2016

We are announcing an arrangement that we think has the capability of sticking, but it is dependent on people's choices. It has the ability to stick, provided the regime and the opposition both meet their obligations, which we ? and we expect other supporting countries ? will strongly encourage them to

Sep 09 2016

I want to emphasize: These measures can only be implemented effectively if all the parties live up to their

Sep 09 2016

And we expect that Russia will ensure that the Syrian government will adhere to all of its requirements about its air activities and about the access for humanitarian

Sep 09 2016 - Aleppo

This requires halting all attacks, including aerial bombardments, and any attempts to gain additional territory at the expense of the parties to the cessation. It requires unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to all of the besieged and hard-to-reach areas including

Sep 09 2016

Not indiscriminately, but in a strategic, precise and judicious manner so they cannot continue to use the regime's indiscriminate bombing to rally people to their hateful

Sep 09 2016

That should put an end to the barrel bombs, and an end to the indiscriminate bombing, and it has the potential to change the nature of the

Sep 09 2016

The Obama administration, the United States, is going the extra mile here because we believe that Russia, and my colleague (Lavrov), have the ability to press the Assad regime to stop this conflict and to come to the table and make

Sep 09 2016 - Al-Qaeda

Going after Nusra is not a concession to

Sep 09 2016 - South Korea

Everybody shares concerns" about the situation on the Korean

Sep 09 2016

China, Russia, the United States, everybody shares concerns, we are trying still to monitor, to find out precisely what took place at the appropriate moment today and […] we will certainly be discussing this in the context of the United Nations, I am

Sep 05 2016

It changed the entire dynamic of the last five days. We saw the polls freeze and then we saw them drop a point, because all the security moms, it agitated people over 9/

Sep 04 2016

I've said all along we're not going to

Sep 04 2016

It is essential for the Paris Agreement to enter into force as quickly as

Aug 31 2016

I don't know how you got here, by boat or amphibious vehicle, but I salute

Aug 29 2016 - Bangladesh

Democracy, still provides the most resilient and reliable platform we have for preventing and responding to violent extremism ... to defeat terrorists, we must uphold, not betray, the democratic principles we cherish and they abhor. Bangladesh cannot truly meet the aspirations of its people and share prosperity if its workers are not safe and their rights are not

Aug 27 2016 - US, Russia relations

We don't want to have a deal for the sake of a deal. We want to have something done that is effective and that works for the people of Syria, that makes the region more stable and secure, and that brings us to the table here in Geneva to find a political

Aug 24 2016 - Yemen

We're happy to see you in good

Aug 22 2016

It is possible that something could be agreed at, upon before the end of the month, but I can't tell you whether it is likely I wouldn't express optimism, I would express hope. I will say this, this has to end, this Syrian travesty. It has gone on far too long, it has cost many too many

Aug 22 2016 - Sudan

The leaders of South Sudan have to live up to their responsibilities. They have to put the interest of their citizens first and they have to refrain from violent and provocative acts. And the time has come to replace confrontation and impunity with reconciliation and

Aug 22 2016 - Sudan

We need to move forward with the deployment of a regional protection

Jul 22 2016 - Russia

We're going to test this very carefully based not on trust, based on specific steps. So far, it is showing a modicum of promise which, hopefully, we can

Jul 21 2016 - NATO

This administration like every single administration, Republican and Democrat alike, since 1949, remains fully committed to the NATO alliance and to our security

Jul 20 2016 - Daesh

To eliminate Daesh from Iraq permanently, the government of Baghdad has got to be viewed as responsive to the needs of the people in all parts of the

Jul 19 2016

That's the Boris Johnson I intend to work

Jul 19 2016 - Daesh

I spoke to Foreign Minister Lavrov again

Jul 19 2016 - Turkey

We stand squarely on the side of the elected leadership in Turkey. But we also firmly urge the government of Turkey to maintain calm and stability throughout the

Jul 18 2016 - NATO

Obviously, Nato has a requirement with respect to democracy and Nato will indeed measure very carefully what is

Jul 15 2016 - Russia

We have agreed to steps that if implemented in good faith can address two serious problems I have just described about the

Jul 15 2016 - Turkey

He had called Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to express his government's "absolute support for Turkey's democratically-elected, civilian government and democratic

Jul 14 2016 - Russia

I'll have comments, going to Moscow, meeting with President Putin tonight; we'll have plenty of time to talk about it and I'll give you all a sense of where we

Jul 09 2016

These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of crimes and those who commit these crimes should be held accountable for these actions. This is a targeted strategy to terrorise civilians and to kill anybody who gets in the way of their military

Jun 29 2016 - TTIP

The president, very clearly, he was talking about TTIP and the fact that we have 28, now 27, countries we have to negotiate with, or now potentially 27 countries that we have to negotiate with, to get that

Jun 28 2016

Yes, you can bomb an airport. You can blow yourselves up. We have to get it right 24-7-365. They have to get it right for only one hour. ... If you're desperate and you're willing to give your life, then you can do some

Jun 28 2016

Officials are still trying to figure out who attacked the Ataturk airport in Istanbul and what exactly happened. This is daily fare and that's why I say the first challenge we need to face is countering non-state, violent

Jun 27 2016

We are obviously pleased in the administration. This is a step we wanted to see

Jun 26 2016

There are steps Europe needs to take to respond to the expression of voters and the concerns of people in other

Jun 23 2016

Although hard work remains to be done, the finish line is approaching and nearer now than it has ever

Jun 20 2016

I'm not allowed under our law to get into, actually full-throatedly, into the middle of the

Jun 18 2016 - Arctic

This is gigantic transformation taking place. You can see it with the naked eye, as you see where the ice has retreated from just in the last 15, 20 years, where the marks are still

Jun 18 2016 - Arctic

There is no mistaking that we are contributing to climate change, we human beings have choices that can undo the damage. There is profound change throughout the

Jun 17 2016 - Arctic

There is profound change throughout the Arctic

Jun 17 2016

I think it's an important statement, and I respect the process very, very

Jun 16 2016

The killing was "an assault on everyone who cares about and has faith in

Jun 16 2016 - Arctic

If we move more rapidly to the various other clean energies that already exist, we hope to be able to meet what we need to preserve a level of temperature increase that's supportable, survivable. We'll get there

Jun 16 2016 - Arctic

It's stunning. The power of nature and the importance of our respecting

Jun 16 2016 - Arctic

It's stunning. This is the center of change within the center of

Jun 15 2016

But, the fact is, it represents the best – and possibly the last – chance to save a united

Jun 07 2016 - Russia

This is a beautiful and democratic country in a challenging neighbourhood at a testing time. And so I arrive here with a message from President Obama… the United States firmly supports Georgia's sovereignty, security, prosperity and its Euro-Atlantic

Jun 07 2016

So we have to work on intellectual property. We have to work on transparency and accountability, we have to work on certainty and the rules of the road. certainty was critical for

Jun 06 2016 - Unilateralism

We have taken no position on any of the claims. The only position we have taken is, let's not resolve this by unilateral action. Let's resolve this by rule of law, by negotiation, by

Jun 03 2016

We're just starting, let's get into the

May 23 2016 - Drones

We have had longstanding conversations with Pakistan and Afghanistan about this objective with respect to Mullah Mansour, and both countries' leaders were notified of the air strike. Mullah Mansour, as I said a moment ago, has been actively involved in planning attacks in Kabul, across Afghanistan, presenting a threat to Afghan civilians and to the coalition forces that are

May 22 2016 - Taliban

Peace is what we want. Mansour was a threat to that effort. He also was directly opposed to peace negotiations and to the reconciliation process. It is time for Afghans to stop fighting and to start building a real future

May 22 2016 - Drones

This action sends a clear message to the world that we will continue to stand with our Afghan partners as they look to build a more stable, united, secure and prosperous Afghanistan. The United States has long maintained that an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process is the shortest way to achieve peace and peace is what we want. Mansour was a threat to that effort and to bringing an end to the

May 19 2016 - Iran

Banks in Europe are allowed to open accounts for Iran; banks in Europe are allowed to do business; banks in Europe can fund programs, lend money. That's absolutely open for business as long as it's not a designated entity. Period. Very

May 19 2016

It really shouldn't be complicated. It's clearly defined, and when people have a question, we are available to answer those

May 17 2016 - US, Russia relations

None of us, no one, can be remotely satisfied with the situation in Syria. It is deeply disturbing and we are all concerned about the levels of violence that broke out in recent days, challenging the cessation. Russia has worked closely with the United States to upgrade our ability, which now has a 24-hour basis in Geneva, with high-level people working

May 16 2016

We have now had a request come to us and obviously (it has) to be discussed and go through the process with respect to the U.N. It's a delicate balance, but all of us here are supportive of the fact that if you have a legitimate government and the legitimate government is struggling against terrorism, that legitimate government should not be made the prisoner, or should not be victimized, by virtue of the U.N.

May 16 2016

The international community will support the (Libyan) Presidency Council as it seeks exemption from the UN arms embargo to acquire those weapons and bullets needed to fight Da'esh (ISIL) and other terrorist

May 10 2016

It's just not as complicated as some people think. That's absolutely open for business as long as it's not a designated entity, period. Very

May 10 2016

I just don't believe that a new president, regardless, is going to suddenly say, Let's go have a war in the Middle East and give up the restraint on a nuclear

May 09 2016 - Russia

Where they make a desert, they call it

May 09 2016 - Russia

We will continue, as we have before, to pursue a meaningful, sustainable, enforceable cessation of hostilities throughout the country – and that includes the grounding of Syrian and Russian combat aircraft in designated areas. And Russia knows exactly what it needs to

May 09 2016

But again, the proof will be in the eating of the

May 04 2016

Since then, we've seen an overall decrease in the violence in those areas, even though there are some reports of continued fighting in some locations, which does not surprise us because it only went into effect one minute after midnight and we have to communicate and we are working at that process of

May 02 2016 - United Nations

We are talking directly with the Russian, even now, the hope is that we can make some progress. But the United Nations Security Council Resolution calls for a full country, countrywide cessation and also for all of the country to be accessible for humanitarian assistance. Obviously that hasn't happened and isn't

Apr 29 2016

The final version of the new law contains certain improvements from the original draft. It also creates a highly uncertain and potentially hostile environment for foreign non-profit, non-governmental organizations and their Chinese partners that will no doubt discourage activities and

Apr 23 2016

The most important thing for Hillary, in the end, is to follow her own instincts on this

Apr 22 2016

The United States "looks forward to formally joining this agreement this

Apr 11 2016 - Nuclear weapons

War must be the last resort – never the first

Apr 11 2016

We all know it's not going to happen overnight. We have to get

Apr 11 2016

My visit to Hiroshima has very special meaning about the strength of the relationship and the journey we have travelled together since the difficult time of the

Apr 09 2016

The Syrian regime and Russia seemed to have rejected diplomacy in furtherance of trying to pursue a military victory over the broken bodies, bombed-out hospitals and traumatised children of a long-suffering land. People who are serious about making peace behave differently from the way Russia has chosen to

Apr 09 2016

Today the United States and Russia are announcing a plan which (…) if implemented, if followed, has the ability to provide a turning point, a moment of

Apr 09 2016 - Kabul

Democracy requires credible institutions. Even more than that, it requires a willingness of people … from different political and ethnic and geographic factions to be able to come together and work for a common

Apr 08 2016 - Daesh

Daesh is getting weaker by the day and the coalition strategy of supporting Iraqis with equipment, with training and airstrikes, is working. The fact is, in Iraq, Daesh fighters have not been on the offensive in months. They are losing ground including 40 percent of territory that they once controlled in

Apr 07 2016

That polarizes things instead of

Apr 07 2016 - Bahrain

Bahrain is a critical security partner of the United

Apr 05 2016

The key right now is whether Assad is capable of negotiating in good faith, and we have to put that to the

Apr 04 2016

We are taking all possible steps to reduce the detainee population at Guantanamo and to close the detention facility in a responsible manner that protects our national

Mar 25 2016

We will not be intimidated. We will not be deterred, and we will come back with greater resolve, with greater strength and we will not rest until we have eliminated your (ISIL's) nihilistic beliefs and cowardice from the face of this

Mar 24 2016 - Russia

U.S. officials "obviously also have some ideas about this and how we can most effectively make progress in Geneva and begin the very serious and difficult work of the

Mar 24 2016 - Russia

There was a hope that his meetings in Moscow could "further find and chart the road ahead so that we can bring this conflict in Syria to a close as fast as

Mar 23 2016

For the first time, I can tell you that we were able to break the impasse, maybe in the form and a little bit in

Mar 19 2016

Naming these crimes is important, but what is essential is to stop

Mar 17 2016 - Daesh

We're very confident we've done an enormous amount. The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians. Yazidis because they are Yazidis. Shi'ites because they are Shi'

Mar 17 2016 - Daesh

Daesh is genocidal by self proclamation, by ideology and by actions. We must recognize what Daesh is doing to its victims. Naming these crimes is important but what is essential is to stop

Mar 13 2016 - Russia

So President Putin, who is invested in supporting Assad, with an enormous commitment - and it has made a difference obviously on the battlefield - should be somewhat concerned about the fact that President Assad sent his foreign minister out yesterday to try and act as a spoiler, to take off the table something that President Putin and Iran had committed to. This is a moment of truth, a moment where all of us have to be

Mar 13 2016

It's important now for those who support President Assad to make sure that he is living up to this agreement. And therefore, as a result that they are living up to this agreement

Mar 13 2016

Obviously we're all looking for a way forward. The United States and myself remain deeply committed to a two state solution. It is absolutely

Mar 13 2016

We're talking about any number of different ways to try to change the situation on the ground in an effort to try to generate some

Mar 13 2016

There's not any one country or one person who can resolve this. This is going to require the global community, it will require international

Feb 24 2016

But it may be too late to keep it as a whole Syria, if we wait much longer. So that's what's at issue

Feb 24 2016

We have made significant progress. It has been very constructive in the last days. We both hope that this can move forward very

Feb 21 2016

In the conversation that we had, we have reached a provisional agreement on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming

Feb 15 2016 - Daesh

There is a possibility there will be additional ground troops on the ground fighting

Feb 12 2016

What we need to see in the next few days are actions on the ground, in the

Feb 11 2016

Ultimately, the end of this conflict will only come when the parties agree on a plan for a political transition. We have no illusions about how difficult that

Feb 11 2016 - Aleppo

The Aleppo battle makes it "much more difficult to be able to come to the table and to be able to have a serious

Feb 11 2016 - US, Russia relations

We will approach this meeting in Munich with great hopes that this will be a telling

Jan 31 2016

The bloodshed will drag on without negotiations. That will ensure an increased number of

Jan 31 2016

We call on the parties in Geneva to take the first urgent step and not to miss that chance this moment

Jan 31 2016

This morning in light of what is at stake in these talks, I appeal to both sides to make the most of this moment, to seize the opportunity for serious negotiations, to negotiate in good faith with the goal of making concrete measurable progress in the days immediately

Jan 28 2016

The United States will do what is necessary to protect people in our country and our friends and allies in the

Jan 28 2016

It is a threat the United States must take extremely

Jan 27 2016

Whether or not he achieved the explosion of a hydrogen weapon is not what makes the difference. It's that he's trying, that he wants to do that and made the

Jan 23 2016

Despite disagreements over who should attend, an "understanding" had been reached on how to begin the

Jan 21 2016 - United Nations

That's proximity talk. We don't want to waste time. We have to get into the talk of creating this unity transitional government which the Iranians have proposed, the Russians have accepted, and everybody has signed on to in the context of Geneva and Vienna twice, and the U.N. Security Council

Jan 21 2016

The supreme leader went to the extraordinary length of actually apologizing yesterday. That is very significant and I hope people will recognize that in today's context, measured against where we've been, that's a huge

Jan 17 2016

Today marks the first day of a safer world. This evening, we are really reminded once again of diplomacy's power to tackle significant

Jan 17 2016 - Sanctions

The United States is lifting nuclearrelated sanctions on Iran, a step that he says will expand the horizon of opportunity for the Iranian

Jan 16 2016

The agreement, reached last July, is a reminder "once again of diplomacy's power to tackle significant

Jan 14 2016 - Indonesia

These acts of terror are not going to intimidate nation-states from protecting their citizens. There is nothing in any act of terror that offers anything but death and destruction. And so we stand together, all of us, united in our efforts to eliminate those who choose

Jan 14 2016

I think we can all imagine how a similar situation might have played out three or four years ago, and the fact that today this kind of issue can be resolved peacefully and efficiently is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure, and

Jan 14 2016

We can make this into what will be a good story for both of

Jan 13 2016

We also continue to explore additional options, including for those who may be at imminent risk of

Dec 28 2015

The shipment included the removal of all of Iran's nuclear material enriched to 20 percent that was not already in the form of fabricated fuel plates for the Tehran Research

Dec 28 2015

This removal of all this enriched material out of Iran is a significant step toward Iran meeting its commitment to have no more than 300 kg of low-enriched uranium by Implementation

Dec 15 2015

The US and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change as it is known in Syria. What we've said is that we don't believe that Assad himself has the ability to be able to lead the future

Dec 04 2015 - Refugees

We can not only resolve the problem of refugees but frankly do the most to encourage the prosperity and the stability of this region and to be able to bring in a greater security to the citizens of this country and others. We are going to do everything in our power to push that over the course of the next several

Nov 24 2015

I am here at the request of President Obama to see what we can do to try to help contribute to calm and to restore people's confidence in the ability of a two-state solution to still be viable, to be achieved at some

Nov 20 2015 - Daesh

We began our fight against al-Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden – and the top leadership – and neutralise them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than

Nov 17 2015

We've agreed to exchange even more

Nov 14 2015

But the situation is such that he has become the magnet for the foreign

Nov 14 2015 - Daesh

People are coming from all over the world attracted to Daesh or al-Nusra or whatever, but mostly Daesh, because of the fight against Assad. And that fight will continue. And the best way to solve this problem is for Bashar al-Assad to recognise that he could save his country by being part of this transition and allow all of the countries in the region to to defeat Daesh. That is the game

Oct 30 2015

None of us expected today to walk in and have one side or other say to the other, Hey, Assad is not an issue anymore' or 'Assad is going to do this or

Oct 22 2015 - Israeli relations

If parties want to try, and I believe they do, want to move to a de-escalation, there are a set of choices that are

Oct 22 2015 - Israeli relations

I would characterise that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism that there may be … a way to defuse the situation and begin to find a way

Oct 22 2015 - Israeli relations

It's absolutely critical to end all incitement and all violence and to find a road forward to build the possibility, which is not there today, for a larger

Oct 14 2015 - Israel

Over the weekend I was in touch with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas, and we're working on trying to calm things

Oct 14 2015 - Israel

You have this violence because there's frustration that is growing and a frustration among Israelis who don't see any

Sep 23 2015 - Russia

If they are there to fight ISIL and only ISIL, that's one possibility, and it's something that we'll obviously talk about in New York in the next few days. But if they are there to shore up Assad and to certainly provide Assad with the continued sense he doesn't have to negotiate, then I think it's a

Aug 25 2015

So we've come full circle now to affirm the America-Cuban relationship and it's a good

Aug 25 2015 - South Africa

There's such a fascination with Cuba because 1959, face it, African-Americans, Latino-Americans couldn't vote, had no basic human rights, almost all of Latin America was under occupation. Africa, down to South Africa was under some form of occupation or colonialism and all of those nations found hope in Cuba's

Aug 14 2015

We don't need a GPS to realise that the road of estrangement is not the right one. It's time to move in a different

Aug 14 2015

It is not going to change overnight. We have not even been there to raise our flag yet. I think that as we begin the process compared to the 54 years of what has been going on, which is no progress, we will begin to see a transformation taking

Aug 07 2015 - Human Rights

Progress on human rights and the rule of law will provide the foundation for a deeper and more sustainable strategy and strategic partnership between the United States and Vietnam. Only you can decide the pace and direction of the process of building this partnership. But there are basic principles we will defend: No one should be punished for speaking their mind so long as they are

Aug 06 2015

I made clear our belief that the claimants to some of these reefs, islands, to some of these areas, should all of them, every one of them, take concrete steps in order to try to lower the tensions by refraining from further land reclamation, militarisation and construction

Jul 28 2015

They are forever under enormous constraints here, with respect to inspections and accountability. They have to provide accountability for all the nuclear research and development activities not involving nuclear material, manufacturing and production of sensitive technology, centrifuges, rotor components, construction of parcels usable for plutonium separation, uranium mines, concentration plants, nuclear waste, all kinds of

Jul 20 2015

At this time, there is no discussion and no intention on our part at this moment to alter the existing lease treaty or other arrangements with respect to the naval station, but we understand that Cuba has strong feelings about it. And I can't tell you what the future will bring, but for the moment that is not part of the discussion on our

Jul 14 2015

That includes the sizeable reduction of Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium and the number of centrifuges that it

Jul 12 2015

(It was a) very good meeting, very positive. I think we're getting to some real decisions so I will say – because we have a few tough things to do – I remain hopeful.

Jul 06 2015

Over the past few days we have, in fact, made genuine progress, but I want to be absolutely clear with everybody. We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult

Jun 25 2015

We believe very strongly that the United States and China should be working together to develop and implement a shared understanding of appropriate state behaviour in cyberspace. And I'm pleased to say that China agreed that we must work together to complete a code of conduct regarding cyber

May 18 2015

We are united firmly in our determination to stand up against any threats from the DPRK (North Korea), which obviously with its recent behaviour has indicated even greater unwillingness to be reasonable and come to the table to talk about

May 16 2015

I urged China through Foreign Minister Wang to take actions that will join everybody in helping to reduce tensions and increase the prospect of a diplomatic

May 12 2015 - Russia

Russia has engaged in a rather remarkable period of the most overt and extensive propaganda exercise that I've seen since the very height of the Cold War. And they have been persisting in their misrepresentations – lies – whatever you want to call

May 07 2015 - Yemen

We will have several days between today's announcement and the actual start of the

Apr 15 2015

Looming large is the challenge of finishing the negotiation with Iran over the course of the next two and a half months. Yesterday (April 14), there was a compromise reached in Washington regarding congressional input. We are confident about our ability for the president to negotiate an agreement and to do so, with the ability to make the world

Mar 16 2015

We have to negotiate in the end.