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  • Washington, D.C. ­– The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today passed by unanimous voice vote a resolution condemning violence by the Government of Syria against its people.  Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Committee, will seek to expedite its passage today by the full U.S. Senate. "Today’s resolution underscores the...
  • Washington, DC – This afternoon, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered the following statement at the nomination hearing for Nancy Powell to be Ambassador to India. Chairman Kerry praised Ambassador Powell’s efforts as the former Ambassador to Nepal and Pakistan, calling her one of the foremost South...
  • Foreign Relations Committee Releases Comprehensive Report on Central Asia and the Transition in Afghanistan Link to report: https://www.foreign.senate.gov/publications/ Washington, DC – As part of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s ongoing oversight of U.S engagement in Afghanistan and the broader region, Chairman John Kerry...
  • Washington, DC – This afternoon, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) delivered a speech at the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan. “The future that President Kiir envisions depends upon the institutions and practices that are being established in Juba; it depends on transparent and inclusive...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s decision to send Ambassador Robert Ford back to Damascus: “Ambassador Ford’s return underscores our solidarity with the Syrian people. He is an Ambassador who has helped...
  • Kerry Marks World Aids Day, Highlights Progress in MA   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and long-time supporter of programs to fight and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, released the following statement today in recognition of World AIDS Day. “After three decades of...
  • Kerry Congratulates the Kyrgyz Republic on the First Democratic Transition of Power in Central Asia Washington, DC—With Kyrgyzstan set to inaugurate its next President on December 1, 2011, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) issued the following statement in recognition of this historic achievement: “The people...
  • Washington, DC—To mark the first day of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement: “Last spring, the world celebrated the courage of the Egyptian people, but what comes next will establish Egypt’s political, economic, and social framework...
  • Kerry on Bahrain's Bassiouni Commission Report Washington, DC-- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today issued the following statement upon the release of the report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry. “The release of the Bassiouni Commission report is an important moment for Bahrain. This...
  • Kerry on Ambassador Husain Haqqani's Resignation Washington, DC-- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today released a statement regarding the resignation of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani: “I was sorry to learn of the resignation of Ambassador Husain Haqqani.  He was a strong...
  • November 18, 2011

    Kerry on Burma

    Kerry on Burma Washington, DC—Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today issued a statement on the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) announcement that it will formally rejoin Burma’s politics and contest upcoming by-elections: “Aung San Suu Kyi is a living, breathing embodiment of courage and...
  • Kerry on IAEA Report and Iran’s Nuclear Program Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today said that Iran must fulfill its international obligations and announced that the Committee will soon hold a hearing to examine the issue: "In the last days, I met with IAEA Director General Amano to...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), an early proponent of a no-fly zone for Libya, today issued the following statement regarding reports of Muammar Qaddafi’s death: “Qaddafi’s death marks the end of his reign of terror and the promise of a new Libya. The United States demonstrated...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), an early proponent of a no-fly zone for Libya, today issued the following statement regarding reports of Muammar Qaddafi’s death: “Qaddafi’s death marks the end of his reign of terror and the promise of a new Libya. The United States demonstrated...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), an early proponent of a no-fly zone for Libya, today issued the following statement regarding reports of Muammar Qaddafi’s death: “Qaddafi’s death marks the end of his reign of terror and the promise of a new Libya. The United States demonstrated...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today released the following statement regarding the Burmese government’s decision to free political prisoners: “Burma’s President has taken a positive step by releasing hundreds of prisoners who were simply championing democracy. As the...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) issued a statement applauding the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Robert Ford as U.S. Ambassador to Syria: “Last night, the Senate sent a tough message to the Assad regime. Robert Ford's presence in Damascus applies far more pressure than his...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) today reacted to news of the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who played a pivotal role in trying to help broker peace: “Former President Burhanuddin Rabbani’s assassination is a great setback for the cause of peace and...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today announced that he has hired William Danvers, an expert in international affairs, to be staff director of the Committee. “I’m excited that Bill has agreed to serve as Staff Director at such an important time for American foreign...
  • Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) issued a statement today as the Obama Administration and countries in the region ratcheted up the pressure on the Assad regime in Syria: “It’s obvious that the best thing for the Syrian people is for President Assad to step aside and allow a peaceful...