The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost “impossible”.
Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city’s opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria policy in tatters.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sought to diffuse criticism of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement on Syria arguing that without it violence would increase significantly with many more Syrians slaughtered or forced to flee the war-torn country.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
During the snap meeting, the two diplomats will hold talks on how to put an end to fighting in the war-torn country and further humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, according to the US State Department.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from six African nations met in Nairobi on Monday to discuss ways to prevent South Sudan from sliding back into civil war.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and skepticism from other administration officials and U.S. allies, U.S. officials with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he is confident the Olympics Games will be “safe, sound, secure” and said the United States and Brazil are working together to ensure they are. Kerry, meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister José Serra in Rio before the opening of the Games later on Friday, told reporters he was sure Brazil will deliver “not just a great venue but a great Olympics.”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s payment of $400 million in cash to Iran, denying it was a ransom for the release of American prisoners by Tehran or tied to the Iran nuclear deal. “The United States does not pay ransoms,” Kerry told a news conference in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
A year later, the Islamic Republic is again a player on the international circuit. Tehran has hosted a steady stream of heads of state or foreign ministers, many from the West, interested in upgrading relations.
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“These are critical hours,” Kerry said upon arriving in the Swiss city late on Sunday. He added: “We look for Russia’s cooperation, and we obviously look for the regime to listen to Russia and to respond.” The Obama administration wants Moscow, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to put pressure on the Syrian regime to stop the bombardment of the country’s second city.
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been the most vocal, complaining recently that some allies are “not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”
Experts said that China likely does not see much upside in adopting the United States’ proposed framework for dealing with Pyongyang.
The glow of goodwill that followed a surprise prisoner swap and the lifting of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program over the weekend is already being tempered by the somber realization that the Islamic Republic is not likely to change course significantly on other pressing conflicts with the West.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared a new era in relations, but he also urged political change in Cuba, telling Cubans they should be free to choose their own leaders.