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  • Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

    Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani

  • Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

    Secretary of State John Kerry With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis

  • Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

    Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks on the 238th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

  • Secretary Kerry Meets with Afghan Women Journalists

    Secretary Kerry Meets with Afghan Women Journalists

  • Naturalization Ceremony

    Remarks by Ambassador McKinley at Naturalization Ceremony for U.S. Service Members

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  • U.S. Embassy Condemns Attack in Kabul

    The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Camp Gibson in Kabul this morning which killed five foreign national security guards. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, and hope for the speedy recovery of the Afghans and foreign nationals injured in the attack. Attacks like this will not deter the Afghan people and the international community from continuing to work together to further the development of Afghanistan.  

  • Statement by President Obama on Afghan Elections

    Good afternoon, everybody. I want to briefly discuss the important actions we’re taking today in support of Ukraine. Before I do, I want to take a few minutes to update the American people on some pressing foreign policy challenges that I reviewed with Secretary Kerry this afternoon. 

  • U.S. Embassy Statement on the Audit of the Afghan Presidential Election

    We welcome today’s announcement by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that auditing of ballot boxes will begin on July 17. Preparations for the audit under terms agreed by the Presidential candidates commenced on July 13, immediately following Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Kabul. 

  • U.S. Embassy Condemns Insurgent Attacks in Kabul, Paktika

    Dozens of Afghans were killed by insurgent attacks in Kabul and Paktika today. The U.S. Embassy condemns these acts of violence. Whether in marketplaces or going to work at government buildings, Afghans deserve and desire peace. Through their participation in the Presidential election, Afghans expressed their commitment to a peaceful transition of political power and hopes for a stable and prosperous future. We remember those killed and wounded today and offer condolences to the families and friends of the victims. 

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Head of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan Jan Kubis, Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah Abdullah, and Afghan Presidential Candidate Ashraf Ghani

    MODERATOR: Ladies and gents, thank you for coming tonight to this press conference. Thank you for your patience. We have here this evening Jan Kubis, the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan here; we have John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State; and the two candidates for president, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani.  Full Statement »

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