United States Department of State

United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs

The United States Department of State (DOS), or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the nation's foreign policy and international relations. Equivalent to the ministry of foreign affairs of many countries, its duties include advising the U.S. president, administering diplomatic missions, negotiating international treaties and agreements, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations. The department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building, a few blocks away from the White House, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; "Foggy Bottom" is thus sometimes used as a metonym.

United States Department of State News and Videos   LIVE

ℹī¸ This is a LIVE page which updates automatically as we're monitoring our hand-curated selection of verified and trustworthy media outlets
Reporter turned public servant Glen Johnson talks about his time working beside former Secretary of State John Kerry, and his new book "Window Seat on the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 13 hours ago

Advertisement
The US House of Representatives has passed a legislation that would establish an exchange initiative between the US and India to study the work and legacies of..
13 hours ago • WorldNews
November 28, 2010, was the day the bomb dropped — with five leading Western publications initiating the simultaneous publication of secrets from the engine..
6 days ago • WorldNews
November 26 marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. "Through the Rewards for Justice programme, we seek to ensure that all those..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

You might like