Stories of Diplomacy

Kate Koob getting off the plane

I felt from the very beginning that I would go free. I didn’t know whether it was going to be five days, five months, or fifteen years, but I was pretty sure I was going to walk away from the place.

Foreign Service Officer Kate Koob reflecting upon her time as a hostage in Iran
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Mari-Luci Jaramillo and Terence Todman

What I have insisted all along, and I continue to insist, is that Foreign Service officers, whoever they are, should have the opportunity and the possibility to serve anywhere in the world.

U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman
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