Tag: John Kerry

Senator to Kerry: ‘You’ve been fleeced’

Kerry’s fellow witness, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, made the astonishing claim that the U.S. hadn’t really made an agreement with Iran on inspections, and essentially admitted the administration had no idea how they would be conducted.   That was the result of a series of exchanges that began with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., asking Kerry […]

Lawmaker: Kerry doesn’t know what’s in the Iran side deal

After classified briefings Wednesday with Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials, lawmakers say they aren’t satisfied with the explanation of side deals on Iran’s nuclear program that weren’t sent to Congress, and still want to see the original documents.   Rep. Mike Pompeo said Kerry told lawmakers that he has not read […]

Kerry Suggests Arab States Unite to Fight Iran

“The Gulf states’ military budget is $130 billion. So I am saying–we are saying in the United States we think things can be done far more effectively to push back against proxy activities [by Iranian-backed militias],” Kerry said, adding that “if they organize themselves correctly, all of the Arab States have an untapped potential that […]

Kerry says Khamenei’s vow that Iran will defy US is ‘very troubling’

“I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy,” he said in the interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, parts of which the network quoted on Tuesday.   “But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can […]

Yemen crisis: With the Iran nuclear deal done, John Kerry must now sort out the Saudis

Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s “Operation Decisive Storm” doesn’t look very decisive today. Three months after the Saudi defence minister unleashed his American-made bombers against Iran’s Shia friends in Yemen, the best his own allies in the country can do is tramp on to the apron of Aden’s wrecked airport and proclaim a little victory. With […]

Kerry: Fantasy to think that a better Iran deal could have been reached

US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Iran nuclear deal reached in Vienna last week saying those who criticized the deal provided no alternatives and those who think a better deal could have been reached are not being realistic.   In an interview with PBS on Friday Kerry was asked if the Obama administration […]

Senators warn Kerry of ‘hard sell’ at home over Iran nuclear deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning US Secretary of State John Kerry that approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran may be a “tough sell” on Capitol Hill.   Congress will have 60 days to review an agreement should one be reached within the next several hours here in Austria’s capital, as is expected. […]

Senators warn Kerry of hard sell at home over Iran nuclear deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning US Secretary of State John Kerry that approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran may be a “tough sell” on Capitol Hill.Congress will have 60 days to review an agreement should one be reached within the next several hours here in Austrias capital, as is expected. The State […]

‘Never threaten an Iranian’: nuclear talks get feisty

A top-level meeting at the Iran nuclear talks this week was a stormy affair, Iranian media reported Wednesday, with the country’s foreign minister warning: “Never threaten an Iranian.”   The altercation happened Monday evening as foreign ministers from Iran and six major powers including US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Vienna seeking to […]

Iran Nuclear Talks: Kerry, Zarif Locked in Meetings as Deadline Looms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart were in nonstop negotiations Sunday with just 48-hours to go before their latest deadline for a nuclear deal — negotiations he acknowledged “could go either way.”   Kerry and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down at around 10:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) local […]