Remarks With Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende

Remarks by John Kerry -Secretary of State Treaty Room – Washington, DC SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I’m sorry to keep you waiting, but (inaudible) special for me to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Børge Brende from Norway here to Washington, and to underscore that there really is no country that I can think ...
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Remarks at the Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum

Remarks by John Kerry – Secretary of State Loy Henderson Auditorium – Washington, DC SECRETARY KERRY: Drew, thank you very, very much. Good morning everybody. Welcome to the State Department. And Drew, thanks so much for not just great leadership, but for years of friendship. Drew was really the surrogate senator for the state of ...
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Kerry on the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Press Statement by John Kerry – Secretary of State Washington, DC Today we mark 20 years since 8,000 people were murdered in the mountains of Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The discovery of that unconscionable crime against humanity–of broken bodies piled in mass graves–shocked the conscience of the world. This anniversary is a powerful reminder of ...
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Release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks by John Kerry – Secretary of State Press Briefing Room – Washington, DC SECRETARY KERRY: Good to see everybody. Well, thank you very much for being here as we release our Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 . And I want to begin particularly by thanking Tom Malinowski and his entire team. It’s a great team effort that literally works ...
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Statement from Secretary of State John Kerry on the Occasion of Norway’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Norway on your Constitution Day on May 17. Norway is a stronghold of tolerance and progress. After the anti-Semitic attacks in Paris and Copenhagen this past winter, the world mourned. And in Norway more than one thousand young ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks in Switzerland on Iran Nuclear Talks

SECRETARY KERRY: So good afternoon to all, and thank you very, very much for your patience. We’ve been involved in some long discussions over the past few days, and even well before that. And before I leave Montreux, I wanted to quickly share with you where we are. From the beginning, these negotiations have been ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Kerry and Norway’s Foreign Minister Brende

SECRETARY KERRY: Are we still morning? We are for a few more minutes. (Laughter.) Good morning, everybody. This is a great pleasure for me because Børge Brende and I have become really good friends in the course of our work together. And Norway is such an extraordinary partner. There is nowhere or anything that is ...
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Kerry on Ukraine Cease-Fire Agreement

The United States welcomes the news that the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, supported by Chancellor Merkel and Presidents Hollande, Poroshenko, and Putin, reached agreement on a ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, and on the implementation of the September Minsk agreements. We particularly commend the diplomatic efforts of our European Allies, Chancellor Merkel ...
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