Kerry Compares Governing Libya to Being a Massachusetts Senator
7:41 AM, May 16, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Secretary of State John Kerry, in the United Kingdom for a meeting of the nations of the London 11, spoke to the press at the Foreign Commonwealth Office in London. While the gathering was principally to address the military conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, the secretary commented on the situation in Libya as well. Kerry noted the need to bring security and stability to the country in the face of continuing violence and threats from various extremist elements:
Kerry then briefly described some steps the Libyan government would be encouraged to take to provide stability and peace for the Libyan people. He noted the country is "rich in resources, rich in people with talent and capacity."
Kerry also referenced his own experience as a senator from Massachusetts as an example to the Libyans that he knows "something about what you can provide when you want to."
Kerry's remarks on Libya came on same day Rep. Darrell Issa issued a second subpoena for Kerry to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 29 to testify about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Kerry was scheduled to be out of the country on May 21, the date of the original subpoena.
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