Tag: John Kerry

John Kerry to make historic visit to Hiroshima memorial

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, will become the highest-ranking American official to pay tribute to the victims of the first nuclear attack in history when he visits the peace memorial park in Hiroshima next month.   Japan’s government ended weeks of speculation with the announcement that Kerry and other G7 foreign ministers will […]

Kerry Wouldn’t Tell Friends or Family, ‘Don’t Travel to Europe’

The State Department is warning U.S. citizens about the “potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe” following last week’s terror attacks in Brussels, but Secretary of State John Kerry says he would not advise against such travel.   “I would not tell any friend of mine or member my family don’t travel to Europe […]

Kerry: World leaders shocked by GOP rhetoric

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that leaders across the world are “shocked” by the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential candidates.   “Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it,” Kerry said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday.   “I […]

Citing Atrocities, John Kerry Calls ISIS Actions Genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry declared on Thursday that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims who have fallen under its control in Syria and Iraq.   The militants, who have also targeted Kurds and other Sunni Muslims, have tried to slaughter whole communities, enslaved captive women and girls for […]

Kerry is headed to Moscow to discuss Syria – Business Insider

The world has what may be its best opportunity to end the five-year Syrian civil war with Russia’s planned withdrawal and with peace talks resuming in Geneva, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.   Kerry also told reporters he planned to travel to Russia next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should…

his evening, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously that groups such as ISIS are committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.   By Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry must tell Congress (thanks to a separate measure) whether the State Department agrees or not.   CT asked international religious freedom […]

Kerry Sought Missile Strikes to Force Syria’s Assad to Step Down

Jeffrey Goldberg’s newly published book-length article on Barack Obama and the Middle East includes a major revelation that brings US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Syrian diplomacy into sharper focus: it reports that Kerry has sought on several occasions without success over the past several months to get Obama’s approval for cruise missile strikes against […]

Syria accused of ‘disrupting’ peace talks over Bashar al-Assad ‘red line’

The United States accused the Syrian government of trying to “disrupt” peace talks after the latter declared the departure of President Bashar al-Assad was a “red line” that was not open for discussion.   Speaking as the opposing delegations arrived in Geneva for a fresh round of negotiations due to begin today, the US Secretary […]

House Panel Passes Resolution Declaring ISIS Targeting of Christians, Other Minorities ‘Genocide’

(CNSNews.com) – The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday declaring that atrocities perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) “against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.”   The passage by unanimous consent of the resolution […]

Kerry Having ‘Additional Evaluation’ Done to Decide if Slaughter of Mideast Christians is Genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Assistance today that he is having an “additional evaluation” done to help him determine whether the systematic murder of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East—at the hands of the Islamic State and others—should be declared […]