U.S. Embassy Statement on passing of former President George H.W. Bush (December 1)

U.S. Embassy Statement on passing of former President George H.W. Bush (December 1)   Embassy Tbilisi regrets to announce ‎the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, at the age of 94. President Bush had a distinguished career of public service, beginning as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and continuing as a ...
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Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush (December 1)

Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush (December 1)   It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest ...
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Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument (January 27)

Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument (January 27) Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland January 27, 2018 SECRETARY TILLERSON: On behalf of the American people, I’m honored today to recognize, along with our Polish friends, and commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a ...
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Attack in Kabul (January 27)

Attack in Kabul (January 27) Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Washington, DC January 27, 2018 The United States strongly condemns today’s horrific attack in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims who were injured and killed, and we mourn all those who lost their lives in this senseless attack. The Taliban’s ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry: Farewell Remarks to Employees (January 19)

Secretary of State John Kerry: Farewell Remarks to Employees (January 19) SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. (Cheers.) Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. I accept the nomination. (Laughter.) Thank you very much. That was – that silenced it pretty fast. (Laughter.) I am leaving here, obviously, with sadness. It’s ...
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Remarks by the President in Final Press Conference (January 18)

Remarks by the President in Final Press Conference (January 18) THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Let me start out by saying that I was sorely tempted to wear a tan suit today — (laughter) — for my last press conference.  But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that’s not ...
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A Conversation with John Kerry: Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption with Tom Friedman (January 17)

A Conversation with John Kerry: Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption with Tom Friedman (January 17) MR SCHWAB:  Good afternoon, and before we start our session – and I know, Mr. Secretary, you will be in very good hands with my friend Tom Friedman – but allow me to be very personal.  It’s your last ...
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National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness (January 11)

National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness (January 11) John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 11, 2017 Congress designated January 11 as the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness in 2007, targeting a problem with an estimated 20 million victims in every corner of the world. Human trafficking continues today to be a threat ...
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Statement by the President on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)

Statement by the President on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)   Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28)

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28) 12/28/2016 01:56 PM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For ...
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Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (December 20)

Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (December 20) Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 20, 2016   The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today to convey his condolences regarding the recent terror attacks in Turkey. The ...
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Press Conference by President (December 16)

Press Conference by President (December 16) THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  This is the most wonderful press conference of the year.  I’ve got a list of who’s been naughty and nice to call on.  (Laughter.)  But let me first make a couple of quick points, and then I’ll take your questions. Typically, I use this yearend ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 25, 2016 On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United States reaffirms our belief that gender-based violence is never acceptable, that women and girls have the right to live ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry On the Transatlantic Relationship (October 4)

Secretary of State John Kerry On the Transatlantic Relationship (October 4) October 4, 2016 Concert Noble Brussels, Belgium SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, je suis John Kerry.  (Laughter.)  Welcome. Karen, merci, danke schon, dank u wel, and thank you – I’m really delighted to be here in the heart of Europe.  I’m delighted to be in this ...
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