Clinton speech to hail U.S. foreign-policy successes

This morning, Secretary Clinton will be giving a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in which she will hail the United States’ foreign-policy successes, such as relaunching Middle East peace talks, toughening sanctions on Iran, and advancing nuclear nonproliferation, reports Politico. A senior official told the publication that the speech is titled, "Seizing the ...

U.S. State Department/Flickr
U.S. State Department/Flickr
U.S. State Department/Flickr

This morning, Secretary Clinton will be giving a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in which she will hail the United States' foreign-policy successes, such as relaunching Middle East peace talks, toughening sanctions on Iran, and advancing nuclear nonproliferation, reports Politico. A senior official told the publication that the speech is titled, "Seizing the new American moment: Why the U.S. can, must, and will lead in the 21st century."

This morning, Secretary Clinton will be giving a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in which she will hail the United States’ foreign-policy successes, such as relaunching Middle East peace talks, toughening sanctions on Iran, and advancing nuclear nonproliferation, reports Politico. A senior official told the publication that the speech is titled, "Seizing the new American moment: Why the U.S. can, must, and will lead in the 21st century."

According to prepared remarks quoted by Agence France-Presse, Clinton is to say that the United States is the "best hope in a dangerous world" and:

The world is counting on us. When old adversaries need an honest broker or fundamental freedoms need a champion, people turn to us. When the earth shakes or rivers overflow their banks, when pandemics rage or simmering tensions burst into violence, the world looks to us. 

In a roundup of other Clinton news:

At yesterday’s iftar dinner (as seen above), Clinton condemned a Florida pastor’s plan to burn Qurans on September 11 as a "disrespectful, disgraceful act." You can watch her remarks about it starting at 9:23 in the video below.

Clinton congratulates the people of Andorra on their national holiday, Our Lady of Meritxell Day.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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