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John Kerry
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
May 21, 2015

    Arctic Council Remarks

    Secretary Kerry (May 21): "Our priorities include Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship. It includes improved economic conditions for the living conditions of folks in the Arctic communities, and that is a critical concern."

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  • THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2015

    Meeting on ISIL

    White House (May 19): The President met today with his National Security Council to discuss the situation in Iraq and our strategy to counter the threat posed by ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

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  • An Open and Secure Internet

    An Open and Secure Internet

    Secretary Kerry (May 18): "It matters to all of us how the technology is used and how it's governed. That is precisely why the U.S. considers the promotion of an open and secure internet to be a key component of our foreign policy."

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  • Deportation on Crimean Tatars

    Deportation on Crimean Tatars

    Jeff Rathke (May 18): "Today, Crimean Tatars mark the 71st anniversary of the Soviet government’s forcible deportation of more than 230,000 Tatars from their homeland. The event has been marked in Crimea every year since the 50th anniversary was commemorated in Simferopol in 1994."

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  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 14, 2015
    Counter-ISIL Finance Group Meeting

    May 14: The Counter-ISIL Finance Group (CIFG), which met on May 7 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, announced today the issuance of a Communiqué rejecting the payment or facilitation of ransoms to ISIL in line with relevant U.N. Security Council Resolutions.  Full text »

  • Remarks
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Antalya, Turkey
May 13, 2015
    NATO Ministerial

    Secretary Kerry (May 13): "The United States stands very firmly behind the Wales commitments, with respect to NATO. We believe very strongly in NATO’s role, particularly on the southern flank in dealing with Libya, in dealing with some of the problems of migrants."  Full text »

  • Earthquake in Nepal
    Earthquake in Nepal

    On May 12, Nepal experienced another significant earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is on the ground conducting rescue operations and closely monitoring the situation  Full text »

  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 11, 2015
    Joint Statement on Libya

    MAY 11: The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. reaffirm their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.  Full text »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry
    Secretary Kerry Travels to Russia and Turkey

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel on May 11 to Sochi, Russia, where he will meet with President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and other Russian officials. Secretary Kerry will then travel to Antalya, Turkey,‎ to consult with Allies and partners gathered for a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on May 13.   Full text »

  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 13, 2015
    John Kirby as State Department Spokesperson

    Secretary Kerry (May 13): "John has always – intuitively, instinctively – gravitated toward diplomacy, and I know that he is looking forward to that focus as he retires from the Navy and moves into civilian life. All of this makes him the perfect person to help tell America’s story to the world."  

  • Ambassador John Bass at the Opening of U.S. Pavilion at IDEF 2015 (Photo: U.S. Mission Staff)
    Opening of U.S. Pavilion at IDEF 2015

    Ambassador Bass: " I'm really pleased to be here to participate in opening the U.S. pavilion at IDEF this year. I'm interested that in spite of all of the great technology ..."  Full text »

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    John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

    John Bass was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 17, 2014 as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. A career Senior Foreign Service officer, Ambassador Bass served as Executive Secretary from 2012 to 2014, and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia from 2009 to 2012.  Ambassador Bass began his diplomatic career in 1988 and has also served in positions in U.S. missions in Iraq, Italy, Belgium and Chad.

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