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China to play constructive role on Syria
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China to play constructive role on Syria

Sep 19 2013, 7:46pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) China has stated that it will play a constructive role at the UN over the issue of usage of chemical wepaons in Syria.

Washington, Sep 20 — China has stated that it will play a constructive role at the UN over the issue of usage of chemical wepaons in Syria. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Thursday that...

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China to play constructive role on Syria

Sep 19 2013, 7:46pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) China has stated that it will play a constructive role at the UN over the issue of usage of chemical wepaons in Syria.

Washington, Sep 20 — China has stated that it will play a constructive role at the UN over the issue of usage of chemical wepaons in Syria.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Thursday that China will play "a positive and constructive role" at the United Nations in helping resolve the crisis over Syria's chemical weapons, Xinhua reported.

Speaking to reporters after holding talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Wang said they had "in-depth" exchange of views on the Syrian issue.

He expressed the hope that the ongoing talks in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) would soon yield results, by reaching an agreement on starting the process of verifying and destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.

"The UN Security Council should politically recognise and support such agreement. It should be united, instead of being divided, and speak with one voice. China is willing to play a positive and constructive role," Wang said.

In his opening remarks before the talks with Kerry, Wang said China welcomes the framework agreement reached not long ago by the US and Russia on ridding Syria of its chemical weapons.

"Ultimately, the issue of Syria needs to be resolved through political means. The Chinese side will continue to play a positive and constructive role in that direction," the Chinese diplomat said.

Kerry, in his opening remarks, said the US appreciates China's support for a political solution to the Syrian crisis, which Washington believes is "ultimately available and possible".

While acknowledging the sharp disagreement between the two countries over the international response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, Kerry said the US looks forward to China " playing a positive, constructive, important role."

Wang and Kerry also held "useful" and "detailed" discussions on relaunching the stalled six-party talks on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

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Kerry apologizes for 'chickensh*t' comment

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(Times of Israel) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday phoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and apologized to him in the name of the Obama administration for the comments made by an anonymous US official who called the prime minister “a chickenshit.” On Thursday, Kerry had publicly distanced himself from the comments, stressing that neither he nor US President Barack Obama were behind the remarks, which he said were “disgraceful, unaccepta ...
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Oct 30 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Yesterday we learned that anonymous White House officials called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a coward and that he is chicken**** to a reporter from The Atlantic. And today? More anonymous White House officials and this time they insult Secretary of State John Kerry: "...Mr. Kerry is vocal and forceful in internal debates, officials said, but he frequently gets out of sync with the White House in his publi ...
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Kerry: 'The Cold War Was Easy Compared to Where We Are Today'

Oct 30 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Big Government

Thursday at the Aspen Institute's "Washington Ideas Forum," Secretary of State John Kerry said the Cold War was easy in comparison to the complexity of the world today with more economic power dispersed throughout the world. "So now, you have more countries with more economic power in a globalized world," Kerry said. "They're going to automatically react and say, well, wait a minute, ...
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John Kerry On 'Chickensh*t' Criticism: 'We Condemn Anybody' Who Uses That Language

Oct 30 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday distanced himself from and sharply criticized the use of an epithet by an anonymous Obama administration official to attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, Kerry said the description of Netanyahu as "chickenshit" was dramatically at odds with the prevailing viewpoint in the administration. "We condemn anybody who uses language such as was used in this article," he sa ...
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