70th U.S. Secretary of @StateDept, working alongside the world’s finest diplomatic corps. Husband, father, Army veteran, and proud Kansan.
To the people of South and North Korea, and Koreans across the globe, I wish you the best on this Chuseok holiday. In this time of thanksgiving, I reflect upon the importance of the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance, based on our shared values and close friendships.
Departing Greece today, gratified by the extraordinary progress we’ve made in U.S.-Greece relations since my visit last year. I welcome Greece’s role as a pillar of stability in the region.
Back in my ancestral homeland of Italy. The United States and Italy have a long-standing history of friendship based on our shared values of democracy, freedom, and prosperity.
Today, the U.S. sanctioned 17 of Assad’s corrupt military, government, and business leaders, as well as firms profiting from the Syrian conflict. Their actions victimize the Syrian people and needlessly prolong their suffering. UNSCR 2254 is the only path forward.
Democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms, and government accountability to the people are the best paths to stability in Hong Kong - not draconian efforts to limit free expression, delay elections, and restrict travel.
The world needs to unite around the central idea that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the greatest threat, and when that regime changes its behavior, we have the chance to create true global stability in the region. It’s what President@realDonaldTrump asked us to do.
We welcome the UK, Germany, and France's rejection of China's unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea at the United Nations. China must abide by international norms. We join our allies in rejecting the idea that "might makes right.