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December 16, 2013
No one really wants to go to war in Syria because it’s a huge sectarian, you know, mess, with all kinds of implications. […] But look, this is complicated. This isn’t easy.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry shares with ABC News ‘The Week’ on how he views Syria today. He also admits al Qaeda is an issue he will have to confront there. 
13:47 // 4 months ago
November 24, 2013
With this first step, we have created the time and the space in order to be able to pursue a comprehensive agreement… to ensure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry stated in a speech from Geneva right after he and members from five other nations had come to a deal over Iran’s nuclear development Saturday night. 
11:37 // 4 months ago
July 7, 2013
nbcnews:

Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized in Nantucket
(Photo: Paul J. Richards / AFP - Getty Images file)
Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, has been flown to Boston for further medical treatment after being taken by ambulance from the couple’s Nantucket, Mass., home to a hospital on Sunday afternoon, sources close to the family told NBC News.
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The nature of Heinz Kerry’s ailment is unclear at this point, though the family has asked for privacy at this time.

nbcnews:

Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized in Nantucket

(Photo: Paul J. Richards / AFP - Getty Images file)

Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, has been flown to Boston for further medical treatment after being taken by ambulance from the couple’s Nantucket, Mass., home to a hospital on Sunday afternoon, sources close to the family told NBC News.

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The nature of Heinz Kerry’s ailment is unclear at this point, though the family has asked for privacy at this time.

21:53 // 9 months ago
April 16, 2013
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April 3, 2013
18:05 // 1 year ago
March 10, 2013
Rice redux: The Washington Post reports today that Susan Rice, current US ambassador to the United Nations and onetime contender for Secretary of State, is “far and away the frontrunner” to become the next National Security Advisor. This marks a reversal of fortunes for Rice, who withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State after several Republicans pledged to block her nomination. The NSA post, however, doesn’t require Senate confirmation, and Rice is apparently still in high standing with the Obama Administration. The National Security Advisor is an extraordinarily powerful position, by the way; they personally advise the president on and play an enormous role in shaping foreign policy, yet unlike Secretary of State, they don’t have to consider or deal with an entire department’s bureaucracy when crafting that advice (Photo: AP). source

Rice redux: The Washington Post reports today that Susan Rice, current US ambassador to the United Nations and onetime contender for Secretary of State, is “far and away the frontrunner” to become the next National Security Advisor. This marks a reversal of fortunes for Rice, who withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State after several Republicans pledged to block her nomination. The NSA post, however, doesn’t require Senate confirmation, and Rice is apparently still in high standing with the Obama Administration. The National Security Advisor is an extraordinarily powerful position, by the way; they personally advise the president on and play an enormous role in shaping foreign policy, yet unlike Secretary of State, they don’t have to consider or deal with an entire department’s bureaucracy when crafting that advice (Photo: AP). source

15:44 // 1 year ago
February 20, 2013

statedept:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Kerry’s first remarks as Secretary of State.

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13:08 // 1 year ago
February 4, 2013
usatoday:

Secretary of State John Kerry’s tweets will end in JK.
Really.
(via The Daily Caller)

Just kidding.

usatoday:

Secretary of State John Kerry’s tweets will end in JK.

Really.

(via The Daily Caller)

Just kidding.

15:42 // 1 year ago
February 2, 2013
imwithkanye:

Hillary Clinton’s Resignation Letter. [via]

Dear Mr. President:
I hereby resign as the 67th Secretary of State, effective upon the appointment of my successor. 
It has been an honor to serve in your administration and to represent our country around the world. I am proud of what we accomplished together on behalf of the American people and in pursuit of our interests and values. And I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world.
It has been a privilege to lead such a dedicated and skilled team of Foreign Service Officers and Civil Servants at the State Department and USAID. I am deeply grateful for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the country they love.
On a personal note, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you, Mr. President, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve in your Cabinet. 
With gratitude and warm regards, I am
Sincerely yours,
Hillary Rodham Clinton


We realize that the former Secretary is a politician by trade, and as such not everyone is going to agree with her views, or even be inclined to view her favorably. What isn’t in any dispute, however: she just finished a run as probably the the most recognizable and high-profile Secretary of State in our modern American era, and may still have one big political decision ahead of her. Former Senator John Kerry was sworn in as the new Secretary today, bringing Clinton’s four-year tenure to an end.

imwithkanye:

Hillary Clinton’s Resignation Letter. [via]

Dear Mr. President:

I hereby resign as the 67th Secretary of State, effective upon the appointment of my successor. 

It has been an honor to serve in your administration and to represent our country around the world. I am proud of what we accomplished together on behalf of the American people and in pursuit of our interests and values. And I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world.

It has been a privilege to lead such a dedicated and skilled team of Foreign Service Officers and Civil Servants at the State Department and USAID. I am deeply grateful for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the country they love.

On a personal note, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you, Mr. President, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve in your Cabinet. 

With gratitude and warm regards, I am

Sincerely yours,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

We realize that the former Secretary is a politician by trade, and as such not everyone is going to agree with her views, or even be inclined to view her favorably. What isn’t in any dispute, however: she just finished a run as probably the the most recognizable and high-profile Secretary of State in our modern American era, and may still have one big political decision ahead of her. Former Senator John Kerry was sworn in as the new Secretary today, bringing Clinton’s four-year tenure to an end.

13:38 // 1 year ago
January 29, 2013
There is so much on the plate that all of us need to find a way to work together. I hope this is a symbol that all of us are ready to do that.
Senator John Kerry • Speaking prior to the Senate’s overwhelming vote, 94-3, to confirm him as the incoming Secretary of State for the Obama administration, replacing Hillary Clinton on February 1st (incidentally, he didn’t vote for himself, opting instead to vote “present”). Of important note on environmental issues, Kerry specifically cited climate change in his Senate confirmation hearings as a “life-threatening issue,” and it figures to be a major issue throughout his Secretaryship. source 
19:03 // 1 year ago