Tag: John Kerry

Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.   The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from […]

John Kerry to press for diplomatic solution to South China Sea tensions

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, will urge south-east Asian countries in meetings in Laos next week to explore diplomatic ways to ease tensions with China over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling denying China’s claims.   Kerry travels to Laos’s capital, Vientiane, on Monday for meetings of foreign ministers from […]

John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan

Secretary of State John Kerry met with President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow late Thursday night to discuss a proposed extensive military cooperation agreement that for the first time would coordinate American and Russian air attacks on the Islamic State and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.   Both men said they were […]

Kerry on Iran deal: The world is a safer place today

Senior officials in the Obama administration continue to double down in calling the President’s foreign policy a success.   Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking on Thursday ahead of a trip to Moscow to try to convince the Russians to stop taking part in the Syrian inferno, praised the nuclear deal with Iran a year […]

Kerry: We Will Meet Obama’s Goal of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees by Sept. 30

The Obama administration will meet its target of settling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States by the time fiscal year 2016 ends on September 30, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday night.   Addressing an end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr reception at the State Department, Kerry noted that the 10,000 figure would be a […]

After meeting Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu reiterates opposition to French initiative

Israel continues to view the French diplomatic initiative in a negative light, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday morning in Rome, following two rounds of meetings there with US Secretary of State John Kerry.   A large part of those meetings – one Sunday evening and the other Monday morning – dealt with the Palestinian […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Kerry: Turkey deal to have immense impact on Israeli economy

ROME – An agreement to normalize ties with Turkey after six years will have a positive impact on Israels economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.Speaking after meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, Netanyahu said the agreement, announced by Israeli and Turkish officials on Sunday, was “an important step”.”It has also […]

Netanyahu, Kerry said set to meet next week in new peace bid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly to meet early next week with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss ways to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.   Israel’s Channel 2 said the meeting would take place in a European capital. The Prime Minister’s Office did not immediately confirm the meeting, saying it would “make an […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerry expected to meet next week in Europe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet next week in a European capital with US Secretary of State John Kerry, to discuss possible ways of moving the diplomatic process forward.   While Netanyahu and Kerry speak on a regular basis – they last spoke on Friday – they have not met since January, at […]

Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe

ABOARD THE HDMS THETIS, Greenland (Reuters) – Standing near Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe.   Giant icebergs broken off from the glacier seemed to groan as they drifted behind him, signaling […]