Ned Price, State Department Spokesman

Ned Price

State Department Spokesman

Edward “Ned” Price was born in November 1982 in Dallas, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and received a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

He joined the Central Intelligence Agency working as an intelligence analyst. The CIA loaned him to the National Security Council where he served as spokesman and as a special assistant to President Barack Obama.

In January 2021, Price assumed office as the spokesperson for the United States Department of State in President Biden’s administration.

Mr. Price is single and his religious affiliation is unknown.

In the News…

President Biden’s administration decided to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran in hopes of stopping the nation from attaining the bomb, even at the cost of overlooking the regime’s human rights violations. 

“We’ve been focused… to do everything we can to permanently and to verifiably see to it that Iran is never able to acquire a nuclear weapon,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price. 

“That’s a commitment that President Biden has made, and it’s a calculation that not only the State Department has made, but the international community and our own intelligence community has determined that, at least for now, the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of 2015]… is the most effective means by which to permanently and verifiably  ensure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon.” 

“We are doing everything we can not only to support the human rights and the aspirations for greater freedom of the Iranian people, but also to hold accountable those within the Iranian system that are responsible for … violence against the Iranian people,” Mr. Price said. “When it comes to Iran, though… there would be no greater challenge to the United States, to our partners, and to the broader international system than an Iran with a nuclear weapon.” 

“So far at least, the Iranians have not given a firm indication that they are prepared to make the agreements or to take the decisions that they would need to take,” he explained. “Were we able to get back to the JCPOA? So it’s an outcome that is far from certain.” 

Contact this Leader…

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Mr. Ned Price, Spokesperson
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St NW
Washington, DC 20520


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