Tag: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the C5+1 Central Asia Ministerial meeting at the State Department, August 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. The group discusses central Asia issues of shared interest. (Photo by

Kerry Accuses Assad Government of ‘Massacre’ in Aleppo

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of carrying out “nothing short of a massacre” in Aleppo, where thousands on Thursday were evacuated under a ceasefire deal from the last rebel enclave in a city besieged by fighting for years.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov (L) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the U.S. State Department on August 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to reports the meeting could help determine the fate of a planned summit meeting in September between U.S. President …

Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry looks on during the closing ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People on June 7, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Report: Kerry Told Netanyahu U.S. Undecided on UN Resolution

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend that the Obama administration has not yet made a decision on whether to back a UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the November presidential elections.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry looks on during the closing ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People on June 7, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Kerry’s Ceaseless Diplomacy Faces Sternest Test on Syria

John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N. Security Council.

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John Kerry Hopes for Progress Toward Palestinian State in Coming Months

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Israel and the US could still make progress toward the two-state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict in the coming months and that Israel could work with Mideast allies to achieve more stability in the region.

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Assad to AP: Neither Syria nor Russia Bombed UN Aid Convoy

Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad has said neither Syria nor its ally Russia launched the bombs that destroyed a United Nations aid convoy carrying food supplies to a rural area west of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo that killed at least 20 people, including the local director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

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Kerry Hopes To Work With Russia On Syria, UN Aims To Restart Talks

The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month.

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Erdogan Accused of Possibly Staging His Own Coup Attempt

Fethullah Gulen, the 75-year old Turkish imam living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, threw an accusation back at President Tayyip Erdogan after Turkey’s president squarely blamed him for Friday’s military coup attempt.

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Obama Transfers Two Guantánamo Detainees to Serbia, One to Italy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has transferred three prisoners out of the U.S. military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in the last few days — one was taken to Italy and two were sent to Serbia, bringing the prison population down to 76, according to the Pentagon.

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Israel and Turkey Set to Announce Normalized Relations Monday

Israel and Turkey are set to announce on Monday that they have reached a rapprochement agreement that will normalize relations between the two countries more than six years after ties between the erstwhile allies fell apart following the Mavi Marmara incident.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Egyptian defence minister and commander of the armed forces, during a meeting at the defence ministry in Cairo on March 3, 2013.

Kerry, Egypt’s Sisi Discuss Mideast Peace, Libya Conflict

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held brief talks with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday, a day after the Egyptian leader proposed new efforts to try to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Council at the State Department, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Assad As Truce Talks Shift To Berlin

Berlin (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of “repercussions” if his regime flouts a new truce being negotiated, as talks to halt the violence shifted to Berlin Wednesday.

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Jordan Calls Off Plan to Install Cameras at Jerusalem Holy Site

Time reports:  (AMMAN, Jordan) — Jordan’s prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile

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Here’s Why Israel Must Never Give Up The Golan Heights

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not been in full control of his country since the Syrian uprising began in 2011. The dictator has been having trouble securing territory from the Islamic State and the witches brew of moderate and extremist rebels that have set up strongholds throughout the country.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry (L) speaks near Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir during a joint press conference after the ministerial meetings of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders on April 7, 2016 in the Bahraini capital Manama.

U.S. Open To ‘New Arrangement’ On Iran’s Missile Tests

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must