Secretary of State

Don’t Use U.S. As Excuse For Not Doing Iran Business: Kerry

By David Brunnstrom LONDON, May 11 – Companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with European banks to discuss the Iranian issue. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit

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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 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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Groups Urge Kerry to Work for Release of U.S. Businessman Held in Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Feb 8 – Five Iranian-American groups wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, urging him to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been detained in Iran since October. The letter, delivered on Friday, said there was no evidence to justify the detention of Siamak

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