Remarks by the President at DCCC Event — Seattle, WA

Private Residence Seattle, Washington       7:24 P.M. PST   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you!  Thank you, guys.  (Applause.)  Sit down.  You already did that.  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Have a seat.  Have a seat.     … [Read more...]

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Afghanistan

On her first foreign trip as National Security Advisor to the President, Susan E. Rice is in Afghanistan November 23-26 on a long planned trip to visit our troops and civilians around the holidays, while also assessing the situation on the ground.  Afghanistan continues to be one of the United … [Read more...]

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Afghanistan

On her first foreign trip as National Security Advisor to the President, Susan E. Rice is in Afghanistan November 23-26 on a long planned trip to visit our troops and civilians around the holidays, while also assessing the situation on the ground.  Afghanistan continues to be one of the United … [Read more...]

General Office Announcements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nominations: Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher F. Burne has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the judge advocate general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, … [Read more...]

Press Releases: The Loya Jirga and the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement

The Loya Jirga, a gathering of thousands of representatives of the Afghan people in accordance with a proud tradition, has powerfully backed the Bilateral Security Agreement we have been negotiating with the Afghan government. Very significantly, the Loya Jirga also urged that the BSA should be signed before … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Remarks With United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan After Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you all. It’s our pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zeidan here to Winfield House, our American enclave in the heart of the capital of the United Kingdom. We’re honored to be here with my colleague, William Hague, to do so.Libya has gone through great … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Remarks With United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN SECRETARY HAGUE: Good afternoon, everybody. Clearly, it’s only 12 hours or so since we were in Geneva, and I particularly want to pay tribute to the work of Secretary Kerry, who has been so determined throughout the negotiations with Iran to make sure that this is a robust deal, that everything … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS’s Face the Nation

QUESTION: What does this actually do to prevent building a bomb? SECRETARY KERRY: Well, a whole bunch of things. Number one, they don’t have enough enriched material to be able to build a bomb. QUESTION: Yet. SECRETARY KERRY: They will destroy – correct, as of now. They will have to destroy the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Interview With George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s This Week

QUESTION: Thank you for joining us, Mr. Secretary. The big question right now: Will this agreement really stop the Iranian nuclear program in its tracks? We’ve already got some critics in Congress suggesting it won’t. Marco Rubio says it will not freeze the Iranian nuclear program, makes a nuclear … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Interview With Candy Crowley of CNN’s State of the Union

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you for joining us. My first question: A lot of people say Iran is just going to be North Korea, a country that agrees to stop its nuclear ambitions in order to get sanctions lifted and then secretly goes ahead and continues with its program. Why do you think Iran is not North … [Read more...]