Tag: John Kerry

Kerry Flies to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Iran Nuclear Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to take on the challenge of explaining a potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program to the American-allied conservative monarchies of the gulf.   In the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Mr. Kerry plans to meet with King Salman and to consult with foreign ministers from Bahrain, […]

US officials warns tensions with Israel could last, as Kerry lobbies Saudis

“There are moments of significant agreement and then there are moments of tactical disagreement,” US deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken told French radio station Europe 1. “That’s the nature of things and I imagine that will continue for the last two years of the Obama administration,” added Blinken, who spoke in French.   Read […]

Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility. His remarks came as the Obama administration attempts to blunt […]

Kerry to ‘Defend’ Israel at UNHRC Meeting

As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday prepares to criticize the United States for its nuclear negotiations with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry will be moving ahead with the talks.   Kerry landed in Geneva late Sunday, Reuters reported, where he will engage in three days of conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.   […]

Kerry to avoid Benjamin Netanyahu speech by meeting with Iran FM in Geneva, defending Israel at UN

GENEVA – US Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a UN human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.   Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran’s […]

Kerry Questions Netanyahu’s Foreign Policy Cred, Mocks Him For Iraq War Support

Secretary of State John Kerry stepped into contentious territory on Wednesday when he made a critical remark about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judgement record on U.S. foreign policy.   The comments came while Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahu’s upcoming address to […]

Kerry: Russia has lied about its activities in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Russia has repeatedly lied to him about its activities in Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting national forces.   “Russia is engaged in a rather remarkable period of the most overt and extensive propaganda exercise that I’ve seen since the very height of the Cold War,” Kerry […]

Despite 2-hour meet, Kerry and Iran’s Zarif fail to find common ground

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met for two hours in Geneva on Sunday in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a March 31 deadline to reach a political agreement.   The meeting included for the first time US Secretary […]

Sec. Kerry meets with Iran’s FM to advance nuclear negotiations, drawing Israeli PM’s criticism

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for more than an hour on Friday to discuss developments in nuclear negotiations between Tehran and major world powers, which have been at an impasse for months.   “Their meeting was focused on the ongoing nuclear negotiations and they discussed the […]

US considers military help for Kiev as separatists plan to mobilise army

The high-stakes poker game over east Ukraine continued on Monday, with US officials floating the idea of sending lethal military assistance to the government in Kiev, while Russia-backed separatists announced a plan to mobilise a 100,000-strong army.   The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is due in Kiev on Thursday, and while no major […]