Secretary Kerry and Vice President Biden co-host a state lunch for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Watch it here at approximately 1:00 p.m. EDT. White House Statement
President Obama (Sept. 30): "Today we mark an historic day in the U.S.-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan. ... The BSA reflects our continued commitment to support the new Afghan Unity Government.
Sept. 29: As part of this exchange program, companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley will host 78 women from the Middle East and Africa from Sept. 30 to Nov. 5.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Harrell (Sept. 29): "This is the primary reason the U.S. government has been using sanctions so frequently -- they're more precise, more tailored, and more effective today than they've ever been before."
Deputy Secretary Burns (Sept. 29): "ISIL is obviously not the only source of disorder in the Middle East today. But it is one of the most immediate, and most poisonous."
Sept. 29: The U.S. has pledged nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.
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Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 29): "The United States and India have a broad and deep relationship, and we look forward to talks with Prime Minister Modi and concrete steps to further our strategic partnership."
Department Spokesman Psaki (Sept. 27): "The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National Partnership agreement.
Department Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 27): "The United States commends Cote d'Ivoire for reinstating air travel to Ebola-affected countries, in line with WHO and IATA recommendations."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 29): "As Afghanistan enters this new chapter in its history, the United States looks forward to deepening its enduring partnership with a sovereign, unified and democratic Afghanistan."
Deputy Secretary Burn (Sept. 26): "During a period when the Lebanese Presidency is vacant and when the people of Lebanon are confronting a number of threats and difficulties, you have shown extraordinary leadership."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): "But the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban treaty has thus far eluded for various reasons. It remains a critical part of our effort to strip the world of these weapons. Some people don't think that's possible."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): "The United States remains deeply committed to engaging the Asia Pacific region. I think you've heard us talking about our rebalanced Asia and the deep involvement that we have there..."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): "We all know that health affects the livelihoods of individuals and economic growth and ultimately the development potential of nations. And the health of others affects the health of all of us." Remarks by President Obama
Secretary Kerry (Sep. 25): "The United States commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS is undiminished, just as our work is unfinished." Briefing
Secretary Kerry (Sep. 25): "The United States remains unwavering in our commitment to advance LGBT equality here at home and around the world."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 24): "I know sometimes there's been a greater desire for more, but we will continue to stand beside you as long as ISIL remains a threat and Assad remains in power." Briefing
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "This moment was not easily arrived at, and it belongs primarily to the millions who courageously went to the polls to vote in April and June in defiance of Taliban threats." Op-Ed
Department Spokesman Psaki (Sept. 26): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the torture and murder of Iraqi human rights lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)."
Sept. 25: Since its establishment in March 2012, this Forum has served to enhance strategic cooperation and coordination of policies which advance shared political, military, security and economic objectives in the Gulf region.
Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 24): "Secretary Kerry named Ambassador Nancy Powell to lead the Ebola Coordination Unit at the Department of State." President's Remarks G-7 Statement
Sept. 24: As part of the effort to counter the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters, the State Department has designated 10 individuals and 2 groups as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224. DipNote
Sept. 24: Secretary of State John Kerry met with a delegation of prominent Syrian women human rights and peace activists on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 24): "When climate change and food security present these new challenges that they do, we need new partnerships and new solutions in order to tackle them." Fact Sheet DipNote
President Obama (Sept. 24): "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope." DipNote
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "North Korea's leaders do understand that their behavior brings shame upon their country in the eyes of the world." DipNote
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "The evil that ISIL represents is not something that Iraq or even the region can or should take on alone. We face a common threat, and our response has to be all hands on deck." Fact Sheet DipNote
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "We are going to do what is necessary to take the fight to ISIL, to begin to make it clear that terrorism, extremism does not have a place in the building of civilized society."
Deputy Secretary Burns (Sept. 23): "Whether you call it the New Silk Road or the Silk Road Economic Belt, now is the moment to work together to restore this region to its historic role as a vital hub of global commerce, ideas, and culture."