Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 22, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing trade and investment, promoting good ...
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Statement of Rex Tillerson, Nominee for Secretary of State

Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC January 11, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Yes, I do have members of my family with me today: My wife Renda for more than 30 years who has kept a welcoming home when I would come back from my many travels and also four sons and ...
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Op-Ed by President Obama: Our Fight against Violent Extremism

The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We’ve decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large­scale attack like 9/11. At the same time, the threat has evolved. The al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen actively plots against us. Since 9/11, terrorists have murdered U.S. citizens overseas, including ...
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Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today we are asked to wage a new war against a new enemy. The battlefield is different, and so are the weapons that we need to overcome that enemy and triumph. The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the ...
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