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John Kerry: Science on climate change is ‘irrefutable and it is alarming’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts. “The science is clear. It is irrefutable and it is alarming,” Kerry told a climate conference in Majuro in the…

Rand Paul mocks Kerry by twisting his famous anti-Vietnam war quote

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday twisted a famous anti-war quote Secretary of State John Kerry made in 1971 testimony about the Vietnam War, and then told the veteran to remember “how awful war is.” In an interview with NBC News following President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress for…

John Kerry: Hair and blood samples tested positive for sarin in Syria

The United States has proof sarin gas was used in a Damascus attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, as he urged Congress to vote for military action against the Syrian regime. Hair and blood samples given to the United States from emergency workers on the scene of last…

U.S. demands release of Americans imprisoned in Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for the release of two American dual citizens jailed in Iran, saying Washington was “deeply concerned” about their fate. He also again requested information on an American who went missing in Iran in March 2007. The United States is “deeply concerned…

Richard Haass: U.S. is going to take military action against Syria

Richard Haass, the president on the Council on Foreign Relations, said Monday he was almost certain the United States was going to attack Syria. “Secretary Kerry went far out on a limb, both in the content and, as you say, the tone,” he told CNN. “So, sure, I would frankly…

John Kerry: Syria guilty of ‘a moral obscenity’

Washington warned Syria on Monday it would face action over the “moral obscenity” of a chemical weapons attack, as UN inspectors braved sniper fire to gather evidence about the incident. Speaking amid reports that Washington and its allies are preparing to launch a punitive cruise missile strike on Syrian targets,…

War Powers Resolution gives Obama the power to attack Syria

US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress — a process which Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday has begun. “The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these…

Russia urges Syria to cooperate on UN chemical arms probe

Russia said on Friday it had told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack, and called on rebels to allow access to the area. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US counterpart John Kerry in a phone call that immediately after the reports first…

Brazil threatens to take claims of U.S. spying to the U.N.

Brazil said Wednesday that it may go to the United Nations over US spying, which it said was not only used to combat terrorism, but also for industrial espionage. “We are not satisfied with the explanations presented” by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit Tuesday, Communications Minister…

Brazil tells John Kerry: NSA spying creates mistrust

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that failure to resolve the row over Washington’s electronic spying could sow mistrust between the countries. Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota told a press conference after talks with Kerry that revelations about the vast US global surveillance network posed a “new…

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