More John Kerry Articles

  • Crisis in Ukraine distracts Obama foreign policy team ahead of Asia trip

    Nearly one week before President Obama's latest multi-country tour through Asia, a crisis in the Ukraine is again stealing the administration's foreign policy focus as pro-Russian militants ignore a deadline set by Kiev to withdraw from towns throughout the eastern part of the country. Russian...

  • Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

    Dozens of lawmakers have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging them to impose sanctions on a Russian arms exporter that the Pentagon is procuring helicopters from. The effort to rally opposition to Russian company Rosoboronexport, which the...

  • John Kerry can't just decide to 'solve' the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    For reasons perhaps only psychiatrists understand, Democratic presidents seek, at last, finally and forever, to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Maybe it's something akin to discovering that ultimate, clean-burning, renewable source of energy. Then when the talks collapse, an...

  • John Kerry's fantasy 'peace process'

    After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East.

  • Bipartisan critics slam John Kerry on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war. Defiant before the committee he...

  • John Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope...

  • Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine. "What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived...

  • John Kerry to meet with top diplomats on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine, as the White House threatened further sanctions if Moscow intervenes. Kerry's meeting with his counterparts...

  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue despite serious setbacks

    The Mideast peace talks are showing signs of life after nearly foundering last week with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting Sunday night to discuss ways to jump-start the process, according to a State Department spokeswoman.

  • Keystone XL's future depends upon outcome of 2014 election

    Will Obama finally approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline project "in a few months," as Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently claimed he vowed? Don't count on it, at least according to The Hill's Laura Barron-Lopez, writing on the E2 wire. After so much back and forth on the issue since 2009,...

  • Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will...

  • John Kerry, White House: It's 'reality-check time' for peace process

    Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials warned of limits to U.S. patience in helping facilitate the Mideast peace process after Israel and the Palestinians signaled an unwillingness to make the concessions necessary to move forward. Kerry, while traveling in Morocco...

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts. It was Monday morning, and despite an emergency...

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead'

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing. In Algeria for strategic security talks after...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...



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