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State Dept. Backtracks on 'Settlements' Comment

State Department spokesman insists Kerry not trying to assign blame when he linked "settlements" with Arab terror wave.

State Department Backtracks on Kerry's 'Settlements' Comment

Kerry Plans Middle East Trip 'Soon'

State Department spokesman John Kirby confirms Kerry planning a trip aimed at calming violence, won't provide more details.

Kerry Plans Middle East Trip 'Soon', Says Spokesman

'Most Russian Airstrikes Not Directed at ISIS'

State Department spokesman says more than 90% of Russia's airstrikes in Syria have targeted so-called moderate rebels.

State Dept.: Most Russian Airstrikes Not Directed at ISIS

State Dept. Claims Parchin 'Isn't a Nuclear Site'

Responding to IAEA report on suspected nuclear detonator site extension, spokesperson claims Parchin 'a conventional military site.'

Watch: State Department Claims Parchin 'Isn't a Nuclear Site'player

Washington's Double Standards for Illegal Building

White House 'troubled' by Israel demolishing 40 illegal Palestinian homes - in light of 'settler construction' in the same area.

US Presents Double Standards for Illegal Construction

US Slams Israel on Entry for Palestinian-Americans

Oslo Accords stipulate Arab dual citizens on PA registry must enter from Jordan, but State Dept. slams Israel for 'ethnic discrimination.'

US Slams Israel's 'Unequal' Entry for Palestinian-Americans

'Too Soon to Tell if Bangkok Explosion Was Terror'

State Department spokesman says it is too soon to tell if a blast at a shrine in Bangkok that killed at least 16 was a terrorist attack.

State Dept.: Too Soon to Tell if Bangkok Explosion Was Terrorism

Kerry to Visit Middle East - but Not Israel

Kerry will visit Egypt and Qatar, but Israel will not be on the itinerary because it's "not part of the parameters of the visit".

Kerry to Visit Middle East - but Not Israel

US Tells Israel to Leave Illegal Arab Settlement

Spokesperson reads unusual statement 'strongly urging' Israel not to demolish illegal Arab town built on site of ancient Jewish village.

Watch: State Dept. Tells Israel to Leave Illegal Arab Settlementplayer

Watch: State Dept. Ignores Russian Threat Question

Spokesman John Kirby cuts off reporter, refuses to agree with or deny top general's assessment that Russia is the greatest threat.

Watch: State Dept. Ignores Russian Threat Questionplayer

U.S. Rejects Sending Gaza Report to UNSC

State Department spokesman says Washington rejects the foundation upon which the UN's biased report on Gaza was written.

State Department Rejects Sending Gaza Report to Security Council

U.S.: Iran Has Small Numbers of Operatives in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iran has sent a small number of operatives to help Iraq, but has no "major units" there.

Pentagon: Iran Has 'Small Numbers' of Operatives in Iraq