John Kerry Articles


The 'Concerns' of Secretary Kerry

Samples from a study of impotence.
12:31 PM, May 08, 2015

On Syria:
“We are deeply concerned about the dire situation in Syria.”

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Kerry: 'There's a Lot of Hysteria About This Deal'

5:51 PM, May 03, 2015

In an interview with an Israeli media outlet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses critics of the Iranian nuclear deal hysterical.

"There's a lot of hysteria about this deal. People really need to look at the facts, look at the science of what is behind those facts… We ask people to measure carefully what the agreement is, and wait until we have an agreement to make all these judgements," Kerry says in the interview.

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John Kerry's State Dept. Silent on Israel's Independence Day

7:01 AM, Apr 24, 2015

Despite issuing statements commemorating the National Days or 

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Kerry: Nations Prosper When 'Citizens Have Faith in Their Governments'

6:14 AM, Apr 22, 2015

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 ag

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State Department Confirms Network 'Has Been Hacked'

4:23 PM, Apr 21, 2015

The inspector general of the State Department confirmed today in Senate testimony that the State Department network at some point was hacked. He made the comments in response to a question from Georgia senator David Perdue.

Here's video:

Perdue asked, “Do you have evidence that the State Department’s network has been attacked, and does that affect you guys?”

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Iran’s Cheating

Can’t trust, can’t verify.
Apr 20, 2015

Is President Barack Obama right that the so-called framework nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) announced on April 2, will “cut off every pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon”? Some will assess the truth of his statement by crunching the centrifuge and uranium stockpile numbers. However vital such analysis will be, it is important not to lose sight of the nuke for the centrifuges.

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Kerry Meets With Cuba's Foreign Minister

8:29 PM, Apr 09, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will be meeting with Cuba's foreign minister tonight. The meeting will occur in Panama.

".@JohnKerry will meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez tonight in Panama City, where they're both attending the Summit of the Americas," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf announced this evening on Twitter.

 

.@JohnKerry will meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez tonight in Panama City, where they're both attending the Summit of the Americas.

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John Kerry Recognizes Islamic Holidays, Largely Silent on Christian and Jewish Occasions

7:12 AM, Apr 09, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry has often spoken to the Muslim world during his tenure, particularly during the past year as negotiations with Iran have intensified and conflict with the Islamic State has escalated. But what Kerry has not said during the past twelve months is also significant. A review of the secretary's official remarks and statements noting special dates on Islamic, Perisan, and Arab calendars shows a sharp contrast to his relative silence on Christian and Jewish occasions.

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Kristol Podcast: Congress Needs to Kill the Iran Deal

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:45 AM, Apr 03, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on why Congress needs to kill President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Charm of Minister Zarif

8:35 AM, Apr 01, 2015

In an interesting story in Bloomberg entitled "Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again," Eli Lake discusses the "charm" of Iran's top nuclear negotiator and foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif.

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Podcast: Iran Negotiations Right On Track....For Iran and Obama

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:05 PM, Mar 31, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on the Obama administration's pending nuclear deal with Iran.

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State Won't Promise to Tell Americans Iran Deal Details Before It's 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

7:26 PM, Mar 24, 2015

In an interview this evening on Fox News, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki would not promise that Americans would get to see the details of a nuclear deal with Iran before it's "signed, sealed, delivered."

Watch here:

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A Contrived Controversy

Mar 23, 2015

Finally, a debate about Iran. Last week, 47 Republican senators released a public letter addressed to the leaders of the Iranian regime. The letter made what might have seemed a self-evident point: If the Obama administration reaches a deal with Iran, Congress will not be bound by parts of the deal to which it has not assented. 

Then, hysteria.

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Kerry Mourns the Death of the Mother of Iran's President

10:02 AM, Mar 20, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry has released a statement mourning the death of the mother of Iran's president.

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Hayes Podcast: John Kerry Steps Into Another Syrian Mess

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:00 PM, Mar 16, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on Secretary of State John Kerry's Syrian mess.

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Kerry Claims 'Great Respect' for 'Religious Importance' of Khamenei's Fatwa

The secretary of state believes in the anti-nuclear weapon fatwa.
5:01 PM, Mar 15, 2015

While addressing the press during a visit to Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the ongoing negotiations with Iran over that country's nuclear programs.

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John Kerry: 'By What Right Do People' Dispute Climate Change?

4:40 PM, Mar 12, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Atlantic Council Thursday morning as part of the Road to Paris Climate Series and he compared the certainty of human-caused climate change to the law of gravity and to the temperature at which water fre

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Kerry Heckled By Anti-War Protesters

8:52 AM, Mar 11, 2015

In a Capitol Hill hearing about President Obama's proposed Authorization of Use of Military Force, Secretary of State John Kerry was heckled by anti-war protesters:

The protesters appear to be from the left-wing group Code Pink.

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'Letter of 47' Not the First Time Senators Have Intervened in Foreign Policy

1:15 PM, Mar 10, 2015

"In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance" in which senators intervened in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Vice President Joe Biden declared, outraged by the "open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran," signed by 47 Republican senators. 

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Kerry Contradicts Administration: Bibi 'Welcome to Speak in the U.S.'

'We don't want to see this turned into some great political football.'
9:40 AM, Mar 01, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry contradicted National Security Adviser Susan Rice by saying that Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "welcome to speak in the United States" and by saying that the U.S.-Israel relationship is at an historic high. Kerry made the comments this morning on ABC:

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Kerry Issues Climate Warning: 'There is No Planet B'

'We’d better stick to the Creator’s original plan'
7:48 AM, Feb 23, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry continued to beat the drum on the dangers of climate change Friday, noting that "there is no Planet B." The secretary made the 

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Obama Administration Crowdsourcing Ways to Fight Terrorism (Updated)

3:53 PM, Feb 20, 2015

This week's three-day White House summit on "countering violent extremism" ended Thursday, but the community-focused spirit of the summit lives on. In a Friday blog post at the State Department's "Dip Note," the Obama administration asks readers a question: "What Solutions Do You Think Are Most Critical To Countering Violent Extremism?"

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Kerry: To Discourage Extremism, Good Government Must Provide Needs, Chance at a Better Life

12:03 PM, Feb 19, 2015

In conjunction with the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Secretary of State John Kerry has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal where he argues that when a government provides basic needs and a "chance at a better life," people are much less likely to "strap on an AK-47 or a suicide vest." The secretary says that the world must offer "concre

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State Dept.: Higher Taxes Prove 'False Myth of 'Utopia' Once Again Revealed as Propaganda'

7:23 AM, Feb 19, 2015

On its much maligned Twitter feed, Think AgainTurn Away, the State Department is denouncing higher taxes -- and even asserting they're evidence a utopian society is a pipe dream.

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John Kerry Won't Rule Out Running for President

'Nobody Says Never'
10:15 AM, Feb 08, 2015

John Kerry told NBC's Chuck Todd this morning that he won't say "never" to running for president again. But, Kerry said, he's been "pretty busy."

Todd asked, "Is there any scenario that you would run for president in 2016?"  

"I have no scenario whatsoever in my mind. I haven't thought about it. As you can tell, I'm pretty busy," Kerry said causing Todd to laugh.

"I know. Is it a never say never?

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Dem Congresswoman Mocks Kerry's Terrorism Speech

3:12 PM, Jan 28, 2015

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman and Iraq war veteran, ramped up her criticism of the Obama administration on Tuesday for refusing to identify Islamist terrorists as Islamist terrorists. 

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Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic

'Obviously the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone.'
1:19 PM, Jan 23, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry argued that, as the Associated Press phrased it, "violent extremism is not Islamic" in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos:

"Today we are witnessing more than a form of criminal anarchy. A nihilism which illegitimately claims an idealogical and religious foundation," said Kerry. 

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Pro-Israel Group to Host Reception for Bibi, Since WH Won't

11:40 AM, Jan 23, 2015

The Emergency Committee for Israel will host a reception for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Washington, D.C. The reception for Bibi is because President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry refuse to meet with him.

Here's the statement from ECI announcing the event:

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Kerry: 'Lack of Integration' of Muslims in Europe Like U.S. Civil Rights Struggle in '60s

8:02 AM, Jan 22, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry met with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini at the State Department Wednesday and afterwards ad

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Kristol Podcast: John Kerry in France Is Embarrassing

3:07 PM, Jan 16, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on John Kerry's visit to Paris.

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