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  • Critics of Iran deal are guilty of ‘hysteria,’ Kerry tells Israeli TV

    05/02/2015 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 2, 2015, 9:15 pm
    In a rare interview with Israeli television, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Saturday that inspections to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons would stay in place “forever,” and accused critics of the world powers’ emerging deal with Iran of “hysteria.” Evidently seeking to placate the public in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a bitter and relentless critic of the deal, Kerry pledged: “We will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran’s pathways to a bomb and that doesn’t give us the confidence — to all of our experts, in fact to global...
  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry says

    04/27/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. Several of the world's nuclear powers over the month ahead will discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer. Diplomats said the ongoing Iran discussions are separate from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, review conference, which is...
  • John Kerry wishes US had a leader like Ayatollah Khamenei

    04/29/2015 7:30:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2015 | Rick Moran
    Sure - exactly with America needs. A theocratic fanatic who wants to wipe Israel off the map and leads the chants of "Death to America" every Friday after prayers. What could have possessed our secretary of state to tell his Iranian counterpart that he wishes the US had a leader like Iran's Supreme Leader? Washington Free Beacon: Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country’s state-run media. Ayatollah Alam...
  • John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table (Yemen)

    04/25/2015 8:35:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25.04.2015 | [bw/bk (Reuters, AFP, AP)]
    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen to participate in UN-brokered negotiations to end violence ravaging the country. “This has to be a two-way street,” Kerry told reporters in Canada after taking part in a summit of Arctic nations. “We need the Houthi and we need those that can influence them to make sure that they are prepared to try to move… to the negotiating table,” Kerry said. Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had called on Friday for all Yemenis to enter a political dialogue to end the conflict. …
  • Kerry: Arctic climate change goals more important than containing Russia

    04/26/2015 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them. Washington Examiner: >>>>In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world. But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no. Kerry said the idea...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABC’s "This Week" that, so far, “Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement.” The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was “delusional”...
  • Kerry: We're There for our Mideast Allies

    04/08/2015 9:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 4/8/15 | Yaakov Levi
    The United States plans to continue its efforts to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran, but will not allow Tehran to run amok and do as it pleases, said Secretary of State John Kerry. If needed, the US will respond forcefully to Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, Kerry said in an interview. "Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines - international boundaries - in other countries,” Kerry told PBS in an interview Wednesday. The US is “well...
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not “interfere” with the president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • John Kerry Invokes “Allah” to Help Him Commit TREASON Against the United States

    03/29/2015 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    In a tweet, Middle East reporter Laura Rozen discussed a friend’s meeting with Kerry at a Lausanne chocolate shop. “Friend of colleague ran into @JohnKerry at chocolate shop tdy. She said friends in #Iran are looking forward to deal. He said ‘inshallah,'” Rozen tweeted. “Inshallah,” for those of you not up on your Arabic, means “Allah willing.” “Inshallah,” of course, may come to be the 21st century version of Neville Chaimberlain’s “Peace in our time.” It’s clear that Kerry has been sent on a blatant appeasement mission that he seems to be carrying out flawlessly. It’s so bad that we’ve...
  • John Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State Department

    03/27/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to the State Department’s Inspector General requesting a review of email and records management, the State Department said today. The timing of Kerry’s request has many asking if this push for reform is connected to former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s recent scandal involving her use of a private email server, rather than a State Department account. State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke denied this had anything to do with Clinton, citing instead the State Department’s need to better manage the overwhelming number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and requests for information from...
  • Obama is enraged - by Netanyahu quoting Kerry

    03/23/2015 3:50:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Lev Tsitrin
    According to the April 18, 2013 U.K. Telegraph: "Mr Kerry, the US secretary of state, told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the 'window' for a two state solution was 'shutting'. 'I think we have some period of time, a year, a year-and-a-half, or two years and it's over,' he said." And what happened two years after Mr. Kerry's prophecy that at the maximum, after two years, the two-state solution is "over"? On March 16, 2015, Netanyahu asserted that there won't be a Palestinian state. And then, a funny thing happened. Instead of rejoicing at...
  • Iran talks deadline passes without a deal… again

    03/24/2015 6:53:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    It’s déjà vu all over again. In November, the multilateral negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s march toward a nuclear weapon stalled and failed to culminate in an agreement before the scheduled deadline. But Iran and the P5+1 were reportedly so close to an agreement that they just couldn’t let the talks collapse merely because an arbitrary dead had come and gone. All parties agreed to extend the talks until the end of March when all parties would have to agree on a framework for a final deal. They would have until the end of June to work out the...
  • Turkey slams Kerry's call for dialogue with Assad

    03/16/2015 5:00:11 AM PDT · by ksm1 · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 16 2015
    Turkey has criticised United States Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that negotiations would have to be opened with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolia news agency on Monday that all Syria's current problems, on the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising in March 2011, were caused by Assad’s government. "What is there to be negotiated with Assad?" Cavusoglu was quoted as saying at the end of his visit to Cambodia. "You are going to have what [kind of] negotiations with a regime that has killed...
  • Kerry Compares His Courage To Lincoln, Churchill, Dr. King, Gandhi And Mandela (not satire)

    03/15/2015 3:28:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Secretary of State John Kerry compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and other great historical luminaries for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind — climate change. “My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be,” Kerry said in an address to the Atlantic Council on Thursday. “Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesn’t mean that every risk-taker is a role model.”
  • Kerry says U.S. will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad

    03/15/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-15-2015 | Lesley Wroughton
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview. Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, political transition, but the rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards him. In the interview broadcast on Sunday, Kerry did not repeat the standard U.S. line that Assad had lost...
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • Kerry on Defeating ISIS: ‘We Have the Capacity,’ But ‘We’re Not Going To Do It’

    03/11/2015 10:47:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress Wednesday that “we have the capacity” to “knock out ISIL,” but “we’re not going to get suckered into that.” “The enduring transformation that has to take place here is not going to take place if the United States just comes in and were to knock out ISIL and that’s it, go away. Not gonna happen,” Kerry said during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a hearing about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL. “We could do that, actually. We have that...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cotton’s right, we’re not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

    03/11/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, he’s not the only State Department official to admit this within the past 24 hours. Jen Psaki also acknowledged last night that a nuclear deal with Iran wouldn’t be legally binding, with good reason. The only way to give an international agreement the force of law vis-a-vis future presidents and Congresses is to have the Senate ratify it under its treaty power. Until that happens — and it won’t happen — this is a deal between Barack Obama and the Ayatollah Khamenei. Once one of them is gone, the deal remains valid if and only if his...
  • Kerry blows up in Senate hearing and insists 'This is not a speech!' as he castigates GOP

    03/11/2015 2:19:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-11-15 | David Martosko
    Secretary of State John Kerry spent five minutes of a Senate hearing excoriating a group of 47 Republicans who sent a highly unusual letter to the government of Iran warning that Congress could modify the terms of any nuclear deal it negotiates with the White House. 'This letter raises questions of judgment and policy,' he insisted, before Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker cut him off and scolded him for delivering 'a well-written speech.' 'It's not a speech! This is not a speech!' Kerry erupted. 'This is a statement about the impact of this irresponsible letter. The letter does not have...
  • ‘Trying to be funny’? John Kerry’s reaction to Hillary’s email scandal sounds just a tad snarky

    03/05/2015 11:28:26 AM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 5, 2015
    Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper 3h3 hours ago Kerry: "I believe we have all the (HRC) emails...let me check on that when I actually have time to pay attention to such an important issue" 0 replies 63 retweets 44 favorites
  • State Dept. Nitpicks Netanyahu speech (Jen Psaki defends Iran having 190,000 centrifuges)

    03/04/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 7 hours ago | Cheryl Chumley
    The U.S. State Department hunkered into defense mode after Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional speech, saying in an early Wednesday statement that the Israeli prime minister misrepresented one of his claims that painted Secretary John Kerry in a poor light. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, referred to the website FactCheck.org to make her point that Netanyahu’s remarks about Iran going nuclear actually “misrepresented what Kerry had said’ during the secretary’s House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. In his speech, Netanyahu said Kerry told Congress Iran could “legitimately possess” up to 190,000 centrifuges used to enrich...
  • Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal (stands with Iran)

    03/04/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:05pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Kerry aides said many obstacles remained before a late March deadline for an outline accord between Iran and six world powers. "There are still significant...
  • Kerry: ISIS Jihadists Angry Over Lack of Access to “Fancy Restaurants”

    02/22/2015 1:33:21 AM PST · by shibumi · 49 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 2/21/2015 | Dabiel Greenfield
    That’s some nuanced nuance right there. The ISIS Jihadists just want to join John Kerry for a meal at a fancy restaurant. Maybe he can invite them on over. Kerry introduced the topic of what motivates terror recruits. “Why do people make what to many of us would seem to be an utterly wrongheaded choice and become the kind of terrorists that we’re seeing?” he asked. “It’s a question that we need to approach with humility, but also with determination, because you cannot defeat what you don’t understand.” “Certainly, there is no single answer,” Kerry continued. “In our era, poisonous...
  • Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism ([B]HARF Alert)

    02/19/2015 6:27:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    wsj.com ^ | John 'Purple Heart' Kerry
    The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force alone won’t achieve victory. In the long term, this war will be won only by deploying a broader, far more creative arsenal. A safer and more prosperous future requires us to recognize that violent extremism can’t be justified by resorting to religion. No legitimate religious interpretation teaches adherents to commit unspeakable atrocities, such as razing villages or turning children into...
  • Kerry: ‘Enormous interest’ in new relationship with Cuba

    01/31/2015 9:05:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 8:10 PM EST | Tracee Herbaugh
    North America has an “enormous interest” in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. “This is an effort we believe offers the best opportunity for the people of Cuba to improve their lives and to take part in the choices about their lives,” Kerry said during a news conference at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. A high-level U.S. delegation held two days of talks with Cuban officials in Havana last week for the first time in decades. In December, President Barack Obama announced plans to restore...
  • Cruz...letter to...Kerry demanding info on...campaign against Netanyahu by administration....

    01/30/2015 7:49:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The intervention in Israel’s forthcoming election by groups that have received funding from the U.S. government, and which are staffed by veterans of the Obama campaign, certainly sounds like intervention on the internal politics of another nation – a big no-no on the world stage. It demands investigation, and unsurprisingly, Senator Ted Cruz, joined by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), is at the forefront. He has sent off a letter to Secretary of State Kerry asking specific questions – questions that can be repeated at Senate oversight hearings. Israel Matzav excerpts some of the key issues....
  • Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrates why Huma Abedin’s background mattered

    01/26/2015 5:58:33 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | March 27, 2013
    When folks like Andrew McCarthy articulated why our findings about then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close adviser Huma Abedin were important, his camp was smeared as being discriminatory. His argument had nothing to do with discrimination or Islamophobia. It had everything to do with Abedin’s familial ties compromising her judgment and allegiances to the U.S. Constitution. Here we have an example that demonstrates this reality further and it comes via Kenneth Timmerman, who has picked up on the fact that the new Secretary of State – John Kerry – has a son-in-law with family still living in Iran. This...
  • Israel Mossad: Obama, Kerry Lying On Iran

    01/22/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 37 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 22, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 22, 2015 … The Israeli espionage agency, Mossad, in a rare public statement says that they do support Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s and US Congress’s effort to enhance sanctions on Iran. Misinformation spread by the Obama White House earlier today, using Bloomberg News, had stated that the Mossad did not agree with Netanyahu’s stance on placing tougher sanctions against Iran. Israel has argued that Iran is using “peace talks” as an excuse to develop both nuclear weapons and a delivery system for the nuclear weapons to attack Israel, Europe and the US....
  • Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic

    01/23/2015 8:08:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 23, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic By KEN DILANIAN DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary
  • Kerry at Davos: Don’t Blame Muslims for Crimes Not Committed by Muslims Alone

    01/24/2015 5:19:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Here is an excerpt from John Kerry's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Against this enemy, we are increasingly organizing and fighting back, but in doing so we have to also keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone – crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose, crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals with a distorted...
  • Kerry: Violent extremism is not Islamic

    01/23/2015 10:10:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 12:58 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. …
  • Kerry: Climate science 'screaming at us'

    01/17/2015 12:53:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called for "ambitious, concrete action" to combat climate change after a government agency released new data about global temperatures. "What’s surprising is that anyone is surprised that 2014 was the hottest year on record. The science has been screaming at us for a long, long time," Kerry said Friday in a statement released by the State Department. Kerry said historic temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weathers events like torrential rain and droughts "are having devastating economic, security and health impacts across the planet." His comments were in response to a new report...
  • Kerry, Obama Pressuring India on Climate Change

    01/13/2015 7:32:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | January 12, 2015 | PATRICK J. MICHAELS
    Secretary of State John Kerry is currently in India as advance guard for President Obama’s visit later this month. The president is going there to try and get some commitment from India (or the illusion of a commitment) to reduce its emissions of dreaded greenhouse gases. Until now, India, along with China, has resisted calls for major reductions, effectively blocking any global treaty limiting fossil fuel use. The president is very keen on changing this before this December’s United Nations confab in Paris, where such a treaty is supposed to be inked. Kerry’s mission is to get India ready for the president....
  • Kerry announces planned Paris trip, says criticism for missing march 'quibbling'

    01/12/2015 5:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 12, 2015
    Secretary of State John Kerry called criticism that no top U.S. officials attended Sunday's massive march against terrorism in Paris "quibbling" Monday, even as he announced a trip to the French capital later this week for talks on countering Islamist violence. Kerry announced his plans at a press conference in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, where he had made a long-scheduled appearance at an international investment conference Sunday ahead of President Barack Obama's planned visit to that country later this month. "I would have personally very much wanted to have been [in Paris]," Kerry said, "but couldn't do so because...
  • Kerry: Climate Change 'Enormous Cloud Hanging Over All of Us'

    01/12/2015 8:27:31 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | JERYL BIER
    'Global Climate Change Is Already Violently Affecting Communities … Around the World'.
  • Kerry defends absence from unity rally, will go to Paris on Thursday

    01/12/2015 5:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/12/2015 | By Eric Bradner and Holly Yan
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration against criticism for not having a high level official attend a unity march in Paris and said he will head to France on Thursday. Kerry called the criticism "quibbling" when asked about the absence at the anti-terrorism rally Sunday. At least 3.7 million people attended the event -- including 40 world leaders -- in a show of solidarity against the terror attacks in France over the past week. "The U.S. has been deeply engaged with the people of France since this incident occurred," Kerry told reporters, adding that the United...
  • John Kerry won’t call the Islamic State by its name anymore. Why that’s not a good idea.

    01/07/2015 10:40:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 29, 2014 | Shadi Hamid and Will McCants
    “Daesh claims to be fighting for Islam but its actions are an insult to Islam,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said recently, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. It was a strange rhetorical choice. American officials have been referring to the Islamic State as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, since the group came out in April 2013. But over the past month, Kerry and other Western officials have taken to using the Arabic acronym Daesh. Why? It’s a reaction to reports that Islamic State fanboys fume when people use the Arabic acronym...
  • John Kerry Lied: National Gun Registration is Part of UN Arms Treaty

    01/07/2015 8:57:15 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dcclothesline.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tim Brown
    Several places in the treaty text, including Article 5, require all countries to “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” Moreover, it declares, “Each State Party is encouraged to apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.” Article 5, Section 4 says each State Party “shall provide its national control list to the Secretariat, which shall make it available to other States Parties.” Which means our federal government will provide the guns and ammo registration list to the UN, which will provide it to Russia, China, Cuba — any and...
  • Kerry Excited to Be ‘First Sec. of State in 60 Years to Visit Cuba’

    12/17/2014 10:50:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    John Kerry’s going to Cuba. The Secretary of State praised President Barack Obama’s announcement of the normalization of relations with Cuba, the neighboring country under an embargo for over fifty years, in a statement Wednesday. As Obama did in his noon remarks, Kerry likened the thaw of relations to those that followed with Vietnam after the Vietnam War, in which Kerry served. “This new course will not be without challenges,” Kerry said, “but it is based not on a leap of faith but on a conviction that it’s the best way to help bring freedom and opportunity to the Cuban...
  • Netanyahu Springs his Trap

    12/08/2014 6:44:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steven Plaut
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may demonstrate foolishness regarding a great many things in public life, but no one ever accused him of demonstrating foolishness with regard to his own electoral prospects. His enemies are suddenly foaming at the mouth. In response to the remarkable jump in Likud popularity in the polls, they claim, Bibi has decided to pull a fast one and has decided to take the undemocratic decision of holding elections. That Netanyahu’s rivals claim it is undemocratic when elections are held is only the tip of their problems. What really has them worried is that the Israeli electorate...
  • John Kerry Advised Russian Foreign Minister ‘Just Ignore Obama’

    11/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    observer.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Kevin B. Sanders
    US Secretary of State Adivses Russian Counterpart Not To Take US President's Words At Face Value Though it went entirely unnoticed in the Western press, all major Russian news outlets – RIA Novosti, Sputnik, RT, and others – were only too happy to report on what US Secretary of State John Kerry said last week to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in private: “Just ignore Obama’s statements.” According to Mr. Lavrov, John Kerry advised him not to pay too much attention to the US President’s harsh rhetoric directed toward his state. As recently as September, during his speech to...
  • John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/21/2014 5:10:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Julian Borger
    John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif also cancels flights Four days of negotiations had failed to bring breakthrough US secretary of state John Kerry leaves a meeting in Vienna on Friday. Julian Borger 21 November 2014 The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancelled flights on Friday and held unscheduled late-night talks in an attempt to break the deadlock on Iran’s nuclear program. Zarif had planned to fly back to Iran from Vienna to consult leaders in Tehran on the next...
  • John Kerry arrives for Iran nuclear talks in Vienna (4 days to deadline)

    11/20/2014 10:48:07 AM PST · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 20 November 2014 11.32 EST | Julian Borger
    The US secretary of state, John Kerry, arrived at nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Thursday, insisting negotiators were focused on reaching agreement by the Monday deadline. Kerry was responding to remarks on Wednesday by his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, who suggested that the deadline would have to be extended. “We are not discussing an extension. We are negotiating to have an agreement. It’s that simple,” Kerry said in Paris before boarding the flight to Vienna. “I know that secretary Hammond is concerned about the gaps. We all are. Both sides are taking this process seriously and both sides...
  • Editorial-John Kerry: Our Historic Agreement With China on Climate Change

    11/13/2014 2:17:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | John Kerry
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions. We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve it alone. Even if the United States somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to counteract the carbon pollution coming from China and the rest of the world. Likewise, even if China went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference if...
  • Greenfield: The Price of Restraint is Death

    11/11/2014 3:12:29 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The Price of Restraint is Death Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Yesterday afternoon a young woman stood by the side of a road holding up a sign. It read “Gush Etzion”. Those two words summon up spittle-flecked rants about Zionist settlements from the anti-Israel left. But for Dalia, it was just home. And then it wasn’t. Dalia caught a ride to a bus stop on the way home from her job as a children’s occupational therapist. Her next stop was a shift at Yad Sarah, a volunteer organization for the elderly and...
  • Are You There Allah? It’s Me, John Kerry

    11/03/2014 8:46:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Are You There Allah? It’s Me, John KerryPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 3, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 15 Comments A week before the anniversary of September 11, John Kerry announced that he had been given a divine mission to protect Muslim countries from Global Warming.The Secretary of State had spent September arguing that the Islamic State was Un-Islamic. He told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that it was a war against the “enemy of Islam.” Kerry was so eager to go native that he even switched from calling the Islamic State by the acronym...
  • Top aide to Iran Supreme Leader may join Oman talks with John Kerry (16 days left until deadline)

    11/08/2014 2:03:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 2 hours ago
    A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may join talks in Oman between the United States and Iran in the coming days, in a sign that a breakthrough may be imminent in reaching a nuclear deal, Al-Monitor has learned. Ali Akbar Velayati, longtime foreign policy adviser to Khamenei and a former Iranian foreign minister, may join the talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union negotiator Catherine Ashton, in a signal that the Supreme Leader may be preparing to sign off on a deal, sources told Al-Monitor on...