Tag: John Kerry

Kerry to raise Yemen conflict directly with Iran FM

A coalition of Arab states vowed Monday to coordinate political and military efforts to restore order in Yemen as Saudi-led warplanes launched new air strikes on Shiite Huthi rebels.   The UN Security Council also went into closed-door consultations on the crisis in Yemen and to hear former envoy Jamal Benomar give a final report. […]

‘We’re closer than ever to an Iran nuclear deal’

The six-world powers are closer than ever to a deal with Tehran that would “close off” Iran’s ability to produce atomic weapons, US Secretary of State John Kerry optimistically told member states of the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on Monday.   “I want you to know the hard work is far from over and some […]

Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement.   Kerry joined his counterparts from the Group of Seven industrial powers at a meeting in northern Germany […]

Despite Kerry plea for time, Senate to proceed with bill on Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry is making a plea to lawmakers on Capitol Hill for more time before they move new legislation on Iran to a vote. But leadership in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, still plan to proceed toward that vote this week, several senior congressional aides told The Jerusalem […]

Kerry says he stands by presentation of Iran nuclear deal

Granting interviews to three of Washington’s Sunday shows, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Iran has “proven” its willingness to enter into an agreement and live by it, with its adherence to an interim nuclear deal first signed in November 2013.   He defended the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Lausanne framework, which […]

Kerry tells Capitol Hill critics of Iran nuclear deal to ‘hold their fire’ until final deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he will go to Capitol Hill this week to brief congressional members about the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal and urged opponents to “hold their fire” until they see a final deal later his year.   The administration has since reaching the April 1 deal urged […]

John Kerry Meets Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Panama City

The U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers sat down for talks Thursday night in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the early days of the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.   Secretary of State John Kerry met Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in a Panama City hotel, the latest step toward […]

Kerry warns Iran over Houthi rebel ‘support’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen. He said the US would support any state in the Middle East that felt threatened by Iran, and would not “stand by” if Iran destabilised the region. The US is backing a Saudi-led coalition seeking to drive […]

One foot out the door? Iran talks enter double overtime, White House repeats ‘walk away’ threat

Negotiators from the U.S. and five other world powers resumed talks with Iran over the future of its nuclear program in Switzerland Thursday after an all-night session.   Wednesday’s discussion broke up shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday local time (midnight Eastern Time), according to a tweet from State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, and resumed over […]

Kerry accused of exaggerating role as senator in early global warming hearings

Secretary of State John Kerry is taking heat for exaggerating his role as a senator in organizing the chamber’s first climate-change hearings.   Questions about Kerry’s repeated assertions that he helped organize and participated in the Senate hearings roughly 27 years ago resurfaced after a March 12 speech before the Atlantic Council, in Washington, D.C. […]