Tag: John Kerry

Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief will go to terrorists

Some money from Iran’s sanctions relief is likely to go to terrorists, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Thursday.   Still, he said, he has yet to see that happen, adding there will be consequences if Iran uses the money to fund terrorism.   “I think that some of it will end up in the […]

Syria peace talks: US and Russia make progress over who is eligible to join next week’s negotiations

John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov are locked in discussions over future talks, the US Secretary of State and Russian Foreign Minister attempting to resolve differences over who is eligible to join peace negotiations over Syria next week.   Read More: Syria peace talks: US and Russia make progress over who is eligible to join next […]

Kerry, Lavrov Meeting as Syria Talks in Question

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Wednesday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Zurich, Switzerland as part of a trip to Europe, the Middle East and Asia for talks on issues including the multinational effort to bring political stability to Syria and North Korea’s recent nuclear test.   The bilateral talks come […]

Netanyahu sets off for World Economic Forum in Davos

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu departed Wednesday morning for the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos where he will speak before about 2,500 participants in the annual World Economic Forum. Netanyahu is leading an economic delegation that does not include Finance Minister Moshe Kachlon or Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug. The main topics at this year’s event are […]

Saudi Warning Over End Of Iran Sanctions

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has used a trip to London to robustly defend his country’s more assertive role in the world, despite concerns it could escalate tensions with Iran.   After meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Adel al Jubeir insisted his country was right to intervene more aggressively in parts of the Middle […]

US turns to UN to screen refugees from Central America

The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.   The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from […]

Saudi Arabia: ‘Assad has no role to play in the future of Syria’

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has met the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, in London. They have been discussing possible peace talks on Syria. Lyse Doucet went to meet Adel al-Jubeir to find out how likely it was the talks would go ahead.

Kerry confirms Iran removed core of Arak reactor

Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has removed the calandria, or central vessel, of its nuclear reactor at Arak, and it will be filled with concrete within hours.   Iranian media reported earlier this week that the Islamic Republic had removed the core of the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, the fate […]

Kerry told Iran sailor capture could be made into ‘good story’

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Iran’s foreign minister that Tehran’s capture and release of 10 US sailors could be turned into a “good story” for both countries, a US official said Wednesday.   Kerry called Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at least five times on Tuesday to secure the safe release of the […]

Kerry: Iran ‘days away’ from satisfying nuke deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Iran may be “days away” from complying with last summer’s nuclear deal, a step that would compel the U.S. and other Western nations to immediately suspend many sanctions on the Islamic republic. The landmark could usher in a new phase in the budding U.S.-Iranian rapprochement.   Kerry […]