Secretary of State John Kerry

John F. Kerry

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

In the News

Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

Date: 12/18/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry, flanked by Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, addresses reporters after they and counterparts from the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and the UN met on December 18, 2016, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss the future of Yemen. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 18): "More than 70 percent of Yemen’s population is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, and unfortunately, the humanitarian response plan remains only about 58 percent funded. So the U.S. will continue to work with our friend Saudi Arabia and with the Emirates and other countries in order to try to meet the security needs, find the path to peace, and we intend to do that with as much energy as possible." Full Text» Trip Page» More»

Remarks on Syria

Date: 12/15/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Makes a Statement on Syria - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 15): "What we want in Aleppo right now ... is an immediate and verifiable, durable cessation of hostilities, and that includes all attacks by the regime, its allies, and other combatants in Aleppo." Full Text