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  • John Kerry: U.S., China Agree to Bilateral Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue

    06/29/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Space News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Marcia S. Smith
    During recent meetings with Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to establish a "U.S.-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue." A State Department spokesman says the first meeting will be held before the end of October, but could not provide any other details. The lengthy list of "outcomes" from the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, DC June 22-24, 2015, includes a section on cooperation in science, technology and agriculture. Under that heading, the two countries agreed as follows: "101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations...
  • Moniz, Kerry awaiting final verdict by Obama (on whether he'll accept Iran terms)

    06/29/2015 8:21:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    MNA ^ | 4 hours ago
    VIENNA, Jun. 29 (MNA) – US Secretaries of Energy and State have wrapped up their gist of nuclear negotiations along with difference points with Iran, awaiting a final verdict by president Obama. Mehr News International correspondent in Vienna reported that John Kerry had been residing in Vienna thanks to a fractured femoral bone. But Mr. Kerry would not be off the working desk; rather, he and Mr. Ernest Moniz await a final decision by president Obama. During Vienna 8 (8th round of talks held in Austrian capital) held in last November, Barack Obama issued a last-minute directive mandating extension of...
  • Kerry to Rejoin Iran Nuke Talks in Vienna (Injury is no obstacle to surrender!)

    06/24/2015 3:04:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 24, 2015, 5:04 PM ET | MATTHEW LEE
    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejoining the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as negotiators race to meet a June 30 deadline to complete an agreement. The State Department said in a one-sentence statement on Wednesday that Kerry would leave for the Austrian capital on Friday. It will be his first overseas trip since breaking his leg in a bicycle accident earlier this month after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva.
  • New emails reignite Hillary Clinton email scandal

    06/22/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first...
  • Kerry leaves hospital, plans for a ‘last slog’ in Iran talks

    06/13/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday left the hospital where he has been recovering from a broken leg after a bicycling accident, and said he expects to join the Iran nuclear talks for their “last slog” at the end of June. Kerry, who is 71, emerged from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shortly before 5 p.m., walking gingerly on two crutches. He wore what appeared to be white running shoes instead of his normal wingtips, and he looked pale after spending almost two weeks in the hospital. But he seemed in good humor as he joked that he was...
  • Kerry: ISIS 'is no more a state than I am a helicopter'

    06/02/2015 10:30:14 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/02/15 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Speaking via telephone to the summit he was scheduled to attend before his bike accident scrubbed those plans, Kerry forcefully pushed back against any notion that ISIS is a state, despite the group's broad territorial gains. Kerry spoke about the need to "maintain momentum in the battle of ideas," according to excerpts from the call provided by the State Department. "One way is to expose at every opportunity the false nature of Daesh's claim to be the Islamic State. In reality, Daesh is no more a state than I am a helicopter," Kerry said, using another name for ISIS widely...
  • White House: Iran nuclear talks can continue despite Kerry's injury

    06/01/2015 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/01/2015 20:34
    WASHINGTON - The White House is confident it can still pursue Iran nuclear talks despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's injury over the weekend, a spokesman said on Monday. Kerry left Europe for the United States earlier on Monday after breaking his leg in a cycling accident on Sunday. "We do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue, and hopefully complete, the Iran negotiations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing. He added that Kerry would continue to play a critical role in the talks, although it was unclear exactly...
  • Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

    05/31/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 133 replies
    AP Hosted ^ | May 31, 2015 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur. "The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury...
  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Kerry: Ben Franklin Could Not Be Confirmed to Office If He Lived Today

    05/25/2015 12:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    At a reception at the State Department that marked the U.S. taking over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Benjamin Franklin lived today and was nominated for office he would never be confirmed. […] “(T)here is, of course, a second connection between Franklin and this reception,” Kerry said. “And that is that he liked to have a really good time, folks. And he didn’t spare the booze, and while he was in Paris he led a life that clearly meant that had he lived today and been nominated, he would never have...
  • EMAIL: HILLARY DIDN’T KNOW DEAD AMBASSADOR’S NAME

    05/22/2015 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/15 | Joseph Curl
    The night a U.S. ambassador was killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton sent a message three senior State Department officials. The recepients were Jake Sullivan, Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Secretary of State Clinton, Cheryl Mills, an adviser to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary, and Victoria Jane Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
  • State Dep’t: We Never Called ISIS ‘Ragtag’

    05/22/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration has never described the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) as a “ragtag” group, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday, after describing the fall of Ramadi to the jihadist group as a “serious setback” but also saying that any conflict will have “ebbs and flows.” During a press briefing days after ISIS seized Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, Harf sparred with an Arab reporter over ISIS’ advances, differing with him over how much territory it now controls, how the administration views the group, and the relative strategies of ISIS and the U.S.
  • Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business

    05/19/2015 12:50:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview....
  • Kerry - North Korea can have a great nuke deal like Iran if it becomes as moderate

    05/17/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea played those negotiating its denuclearization for fools, much as Iran has been doing more recently with Obama. It must not have been difficult to do. To continue the process with Iran, and to repeat it with North Korea, makes no sense.Speaking in the People's Republic of China on May 16th, Secretary Kerry offered North Korea a nuke deal -- Kerry explained that an Iran deal could help in showing North Korea how “your economy can do better, your country can do better, and you can enter into good standing with the rest of the global community by recognizing --...
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-ŕ-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Where in the World Is John Kerry?

    05/14/2015 11:48:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Where in the World Is John Kerry?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 14, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 54 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.John Kerry returns from his latest [2] Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt.The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, “I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt.”It’s a diplomatic success only in relation to Kerry’s previous humiliations such as the time that Russia’s adeptly slimy...
  • Will Putin give Kerry the cold shoulder? Kremlin not confirming one-on-one meeting in Russia

    05/11/2015 2:02:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2015
    The prospect of Vladimir Putin giving U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the cold shoulder looms over an official visit to Russia on Tuesday, with the Kremlin not yet confirming Obama administration claims that the two will meet.
  • Kerry Urges House to Pass Iran Bill Without Changes

    05/08/2015 1:03:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2015, 1:00 PM ET
    PARIS - Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the House to pass the Senate version of the Iran nuclear bill without changes. On Friday in Paris, Kerry called the bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Thursday a "reasonable and acceptable compromise." Speaking alongside Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Kerry noted how 150 members of Congress signed a letter supporting Obama's efforts and saying he should be able to negotiate without interference. Kerry says negotiators now must get down to the "nitty-gritty" details and hammer out an agreement.
  • Kerry just tried to reassure Israel on Iran mentioning redesigned 30,000-pound US bomb

    05/05/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | 5/3/15 | Mitch Ginsburg
    Secretary of State John Kerry raised the specter of using a 30,000-pound (13,600-kg) bunker-buster bomb against Iran’s nuclear program in an interview aired this week, during an attempt to reassure Israelis that America had its back against Tehran, even if it means preemptive military action. People in Israel should have some confidence in an “administration that designed and deployed the weapon that has the ability to deal with Iran’s nuclear program,” Kerry told Channel 10, adding that his is “an administration, a government, a country that will stand by Israel way into the future.” The weapon he was referring to,...
  • John Kerry Takes Selfie with Baby Elephant While in Kenya

    05/03/2015 10:14:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.03.15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Kids these days. While touring an elepant orphanage Sunday at Nairobi National Park in Kenya, it appears Secretary of State John Kerry forged an important regional ally. His selfie game, however, needs work.
  • Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

    05/03/2015 7:50:26 PM PDT · by jonatron · 18 replies
    New 24 ^ | 2015-05-03 | Staff
    Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security co-operation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country. The trip to the east African nation is the first high-level visit since 2012, and comes after a year of tensions surrounding Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta being charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The ICC has since abandoned the case against Kenyatta over his role in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, citing a lack of evidence and Kenya's failure to cooperate - somewhat removing Kenyatta's...
  • Report: Netanyahu rejected Kerry visit after election win

    05/03/2015 4:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 May 2015
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to visit Israel following his election win in March and told him instead to come only after the new government was formed. According to a report on Israel's Channel 2, immediately after Israel's general election on March 17, Kerry proposed that he would visit the Jewish state in order to advance various regional issues.  The Prime Minister's Office did not confirm the report on Sunday evening.  Relations between Netanyahu and the administration of US President Barack Obama have been tense over the last few months. On Election Day Netanyahu...
  • Kerry: Deal With Iran 'Closer than Ever'

    05/02/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, according to The Associated Press (AP). Speaking to a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines, Kerry warned however that work on a deal is far from over and that key issues remain unresolved. "I know as well as anyone that we have a long way to go" on the path to a nuclear-free world, Kerry said at the conference, which Israel is attending as an observer. He acknowledged that...
  • Kerry Slams Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Hysteria'

    05/02/2015 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/15 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has given his first interview to Israeli media since spearheading the controversial framework deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to Channel 10, Kerry sought to bypass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stern opposition to the deal by appealing directly to the Israeli people. Kerry sought repeatedly to reassure Israelis that despite the criticism from Netanyahu and many others, any deal with Iran would be watertight. "I say this again - 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...
  • 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...
  • Kerry and Zarif to Meet in New York

    04/30/2015 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart in New York on Monday, the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging nuclear deal, AFP reports. Kerry will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 2015 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference at the United Nations, a senior State Department official said Sunday. It would be the first meeting between the two since the April 2 deal reached in Lausanne, Switzerland setting out the parameters for the deal to curtail Iran's suspect nuclear program. Global powers must still...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kerry: Nations Prosper When 'Citizens Have Faith in Their Governments'

    04/22/2015 8:56:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    weekly standard ^ | april 22, 2015 | jeryl bier
    Speaking Tuesday at the 45th Annual Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry said that "countries are far more likely to advance economically and socially when citizens have faith in their governments and are able to rely on them for justice and equal treatment under the law." Kerry said that a "new kind of relationship" with Latin American countries, emphasizing democracy and human rights, will contribute to "our common agenda for the hemisphere."
  • 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”...
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (Kerry on NBC, ABC, CBS to sell capitulation to Iran)

    04/10/2015 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 5:30 PM EDT
    ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Laura Bush. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Kerry; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry; Paul; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Paul; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I. --- "Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Mitt Romney.
  • 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...
  • Iran Talks Could Win John Kerry the Nobel Peace Prize

    04/04/2015 10:16:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April, 2, 2015 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Or, "he could go down as Neville Chamberlain at Munich." Experts say we won't know true impact of any deal for years.April 2, 2015 John Kerry did not start the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. But nobody has thrown himself more into the talks and nobody's reputation has more riding on their outcome than the American secretary of State currently trying to hammer out a deal in Switzerland. The former Democratic senator from Massachusetts hoped when he took the helm at the State Department in 2013 that he would make his mark in history by finding the...
  • Kerry’s Last Grasp at Greatness

    04/02/2015 6:41:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | April 2, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    [snip] Kerry is a man who has lived most of his adult life in the public eye. It’s been a career of almosts and near misses—and fugitive moments of glory. He’s been grasping for the brass ring his entire life, it seems, determined to be a man of import and impact, to make his mark. But somehow it’s always eluded John Kerry. More doors are closed now than open, and Kerry has less than two years left in his job. [snip] America’s secretary of state—the “tireless, and I mean tireless," John Kerry, as President Obama put it in his Rose...
  • Kerry Pulls Out Big Guns

    04/01/2015 9:01:06 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 36 replies
    self ^ | 3/1/15 | Self
    John Kerry has pulled out all the stops. He plans to have Bob Dylan come and serenade the Iranians with :Highway 61 Revisited"
  • JohnKerry will remain in Lausanne until at least Thurs AM (talks extended another day)

    04/01/2015 11:47:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3 minutes ago | Marie Harf
    Cont to make progress; have not reached a pol understanding. @JohnKerry will remain in Lausanne until at least Thurs AM to cont negotiations
  • BREAKING: US official: Kerry extends stay at Iran nuclear talks for another day

    04/01/2015 11:47:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    Twitter AP ^ | 04/01/2015 | AP
    The Associated Press ‏@AP BREAKING: US official: Kerry extends stay at Iran nuclear talks for another day as negotiations falter.
  • John Kerry flashback: Give Iran nuclear fuel-Insisted trust Tehran as Carter did with North Korea

    03/31/2015 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Worldnet Dailly ^ | 3-31-15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Insisted U.S. should trust Tehran as Carter had done with North Korea NEW YORK – Secretary of State John Kerry, currently leading negotiations for the Obama administration regarding Iran’s nuclear program, argued as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2004 that the U.S. should provide nuclear fuel to Iran, trusting, as President Jimmy Carter had done with North Korea, that the Iranians would not use it to make a bomb. Notably, one of Kerry’s top “bundler” fundraisers in his 2004 campaign was Hasan Nemazee, an Iranian-American now serving a 12-year sentence in federal prison for bank fraud. During the 2004...
  • John Kerry Says Nuclear Deal With Iran is Possible: “If Allah Wills It”

    03/30/2015 1:04:18 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/30/2015 | Jim Hoft
    John Kerry told reporter Laura Rozen this weekend that a nuclear deal with Iran is possible, “Inshallah.” (note: ‘Inshallah‘ in Arabic means – "If Allah wills it")...
  • Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen

    03/28/2015 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Courtesy of BizPac: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline. “Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor. As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
  • 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...
  • Kerry updates Netanyahu as Iran deal nears completion (6,100 centrifuges, could be signed Sunday)

    03/27/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 28, 2015, 12:33 am (IDT) | Avi Issacharoff
    Israeli TV says agreement will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning; Israeli official calls looming accord ‘incomprehensibly’ bad US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and again on Friday to update him on progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, as an Israeli official castigated the emerging deal as “incomprehensibly” bad. According to an unnamed senior American official quoted by Haaretz Friday night, the secretary’s calls to Netanyahu came amid indications that the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are making progress and that an agreement could be finalized by Sunday. Netanyahu has been...
  • Report: Obama/Kerry Agree To Allow Iran Operation of Underground Nuclear Enrichment Bunkers…

    03/27/2015 12:17:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press. The trade-off would allow Iran to run several hundred of the devices at its Fordo facility, although the Iranians would not be allowed to do work that could lead to an atomic bomb and the site would be subject to international inspections, according to Western officials familiar with details of negotiations now underway. In return, Iran would be required to scale back...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib

    03/25/2015 9:27:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    State Department Press Release ^ | 3-25-2015 | Jen Psaki
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met today with Moaz al Khatib, former President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Mr. Khatib shared his views on ways to advance a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Secretary Kerry emphasized that Bashar al-Asad is a brutal dictator with no legitimacy to lead Syria. The Secretary reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition based on the Geneva Principles that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the...
  • NYT: In Clinton Emails on Benghazi, a Rare Glimpse at Her Concerns

    03/23/2015 10:42:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    EXCERPT The roughly 300 emails from Mrs. Clinton’s private account that were turned over last month to a House committee investigating the attack showed the secretary and her aides closely monitoring the fallout from the tragedy, which threatened to damage her image and reflect poorly on the State Department. They provided no evidence that Mrs. Clinton, as the most incendiary Republican attacks have suggested, issued a “stand down” order to halt American forces responding to the violence in Benghazi, or took part in a broad cover-up of the administration’s response, according to senior American officials. But they did show that...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • Kerry mourns death of Iranian president's mom

    03/20/2015 9:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | David McCabe
    Secretary of State John Kerry mourned the passing of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's mother on Wednesday as U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program enter their final weeks. “We extend our deepest condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani and his family on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Sakineh Peivandi,” he said in a statement. “Such a loss is especially hard coming on the eve of Nowruz, traditionally a time when families gather together in joy and hope.” “We share in his grief and that of his brother, Presidential Special Advisor Hossein...
  • There Is No Fatwa Condemning Nuclear Weapons by Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

    03/20/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-16-2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Obama administration may not have much use for federal law or for Congress’s constitutional role in providing advice on, determining whether to consent to, and enacting any legislation necessary to implement international agreements. But it exhibits cloying reverence for a fatwa — a sharia law edict — issued by a jurist who runs a regime that is the world’s leading state sponsor of jihadist terror. Even when the fatwa is a patent hoax. Secretary of State Kerry, like his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his boss President Obama, took time out from his tirades against Senate Republicans’ exposition of the...
  • Kerry seems to forget his rogue diplomacy past

    03/20/2015 7:41:27 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/29 | Peter Lucas
    You could tell by his body language and the look in his eye that John Kerry, appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, wanted to say to Marco Rubio: "Listen, punk, I was testifying before this committee before you were even born." And Kerry, the secretary of state and former veteran Massachusetts U.S. senator, would have been right. Kerry is 72. Rubio, the Republican U.S. senator from Florida, is 43.
  • Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation? (WA Times story)

    03/19/2015 12:35:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    We all know that the only reason you would deliberately and premeditatedly set up a private email address and server is to have total control over your communications — to keep people away from those communications and to retain the ability to edit and delete your content. In Hillary Clinton’s case, given her long history of concealment and duplicity, total control was the system’s purpose, not to keep track of Chelsea’s bridal gift registry. A story originally reported in 2013 (and little-noticed at the time) may offer a deeper dimension to the reasons she wanted this control — and it...