Tag: John Kerry

Kerry Voices Concern to China over Island-Building Drive

 US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarisation” of its disputed waters. Kerry raised the issues during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of a regional diplomatic gathering in Malaysia that has been dominated by […]

Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administrations case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday.Kerry was meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab nations that fear Shiite Irans increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications […]

Kerry: We Can’t Reveal Contents of Secret Side Deals to American People

“I’d like to stick with you, Secretary Kerry,” Cotton said. “Why can’t we confirm or deny the content of these agreements in public? Why is this classified? It’s not a sensitive U.S. government document.”   “Because we respect the process of the IAEA and we don’t have their authorization to reveal what is a confidential […]

We Don’t Have ‘Access’ to the ‘Actual Agreement’ on Iran Side Deals

POE: “The secret deal — Secretary Rice said that she has seen this deal with the IAEA and she’s going to share it with Congress. So if she’s seen it, have you seen it?”   KERRY: I don’t believe that the — Susan Rice, the national security adviser, has seen it. I think –”   […]

Kerry heads for Mideast to discuss Iran deal, IS but skips Israel

Kerry said on Friday that in his talks with Lavrov he planned to discuss combating Islamic State militants and the role Iran could play after Turkey agreed to step up its effort and to allow US jets launch air strikes from a base near the Syrian border.   Russia has been trying to bring about […]

Kerry has ‘intense exchange’ with Jewish leaders over Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical Jewish leaders in New York on Friday. A day after GOP senators blasted him for getting “fleeced” by Iran, Kerry faced another tough crowd in a closed-door meeting with about 120 Jewish leaders at the […]

Kerry Indicates US Will Defend Iran from Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly conceded that the US would defend Iran’s nuclear program from Israeli sabotage on Thursday, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he was grilled over the deal reached last Tuesday.   Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put Kerry on the spot when he asked him […]

Kerry continues job as chief salesman of Iran deal

Fresh from a spirited defense of the Iranian nuclear deal on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State John Kerry is selling the accord to top U.S. foreign policy leaders while telling lawmakers that if they don’t back the deal, Washington will have “squandered the best chance” it has to peacefully solve the nuclear standoff with Tehran. […]

Kerry: Israeli action against Iran would be ‘huge mistake’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it would be a huge mistake if Israel decided to take unilateral military action against Iran over its nuclear program in the future.   Kerry was asked in an NBC “Today” show interview if the nuclear deal reached last week between would make it more likely […]

Emotions go nuclear during Senate hearing on Iran deal

But things percolated to almost a House-like boil Thursday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s hearing into the nuclear deal with Iran forged by the Obama administration and five world powers.   Lofty rhetoric gave way to terms like “fleeced” and “bamboozled” to describe what Secretary of State John Kerry got from negotiations with the […]