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Kerry Sees Hope of Extending Truce To Syria’s Aleppo

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Lesley Wroughton AMMAN/GENEVA, May 2  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks were closer to extending a Syrian truce to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has torpedoed peace talks and left a ceasefire in tatters. Kerry was in

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Kerry Says Hopes For Progress on Syria Ceasefire in Geneva Talks

GENEVA, May 2 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he hoped to make progress in talks in Geneva over the next two days toward renewing a cessation of hostilities agreement throughout Syria and resuming peace talks to end the fighting. “The hope is we can make some progress,” Kerry said at the start of a meeting

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U.S. Not Against Foreign Banks Dealing With Iran: Kerry

By Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK, April 23 – The United States is not opposed to foreign banks doing business with Iran in line with the terms of last year’s historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. “The United States is not standing in the way, and will not

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Kerry Tells Russia to Press Assad to Comply With Syria Ceasefire

WASHINGTON, April 16 – There is an “urgent need” for the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to stop violating the ceasefire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, and called on Russia to help, the State Department said. It said Kerry, in a telephone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei

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Kerry Joins Other G7 Foreign Ministers at Hiroshima A-Bomb Museum

By Arshad Mohammed and Kiyoshi Takenaka HIROSHIMA, Japan, April 11 – John Kerry on Monday became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Hiroshima’s atomic bomb museum commemorating victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack, highlighting a possible historic visit by President Barack Obama next month. A senior U.S. official said on Sunday that Kerry would not offer

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Kerry Says Respect For Human Rights Essential in Bahrain

MANAMA, April 7 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that respect for human rights and an inclusive political system were essential for Bahrain, a Sunni-ruled Gulf monarchy with a restive Shiite Muslim majority. Rights groups accuse Bahrain of failing to implement reforms to give its Shiites a bigger share in government.

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U.S. Says Looking For Way to Move Forward on Israel, Palestinian Peace

PARIS, March 13 – The United States is looking for a way to break the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, acknowledging that by itself it could not find a solution. Having twice failed to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Obama administration is discussing ways to help preserve

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Kerry Stresses Need to End Syria, Yemen Conflicts in Talks With Saudis

HAFR AL-BATIN, Saudi Arabia, March 12 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to move now to end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen in talks with top Saudi officials on Friday, a senior U.S. official said. Kerry also sought to reassure officials of the importance of U.S.-Saudi ties a day after President

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Kerry Says Looking Into Reported Violations of Syrian Truce

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Mar 1 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that while efforts were being made to track down alleged violations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria, there was currently no evidence to suggest it would destabilize the fragile peace. “We are digging in through the process we

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