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October 29, 2015

Secretary Kerry Remarks on U.S Policy Toward the Middle East

"The Middle East today, my friends, is still marred by the sounds and spectacle of violence, but it need not be, because the region is also pulsating with life. It is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking, and far more interested in plugging into the world economy than slugging it out with historic foes. It is in them that we place our faith. It is for them and for their horizons that we dedicate our collective efforts. And it is with them that the United States of America is determined to turn back the destroyers and build a future that is characterized by prosperity, by peace, and by dignity for all people. That is a worthy fight."

--John Kerry, Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, October 28, 2015

To help launch the Carnegie Middle East program's Arab World Horizons project, John Kerry delivered a speech on the U.S policy toward the Middle East. He noted "the Middle East matters, and it matters way beyond oil, my friends. It matters a lot in the context of this world where we are trying to bring people together to seize a future. That's why it is so appropriate that Carnegie is launching this ambitious project this week called Arab World Horizons to examine trends that will shape the Middle East for decades to come."

See full speech here.

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