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September 26th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

U.S. and Iran's first direct talks since 1979

It has been a historic week at the United Nations General Assembly that ended in a significant first step today: A meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. It is the highest level meeting between the two countries since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Many people are hopeful that it could spur some movement towards a diplomatic solution on the issue of Iranian nuclear power. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry
September 9th, 2013
07:25 PM ET

Did Kerry offer Syria a way out?

This afternoon, the Secretary of State John Kerry floated an idea in passing that was then endorsed by the Russians– to seize Syria's chemical weapons and avoid a U.S. military strike. The plan has been gaining momentum since then, and the president told Wolf the plan is "possible if it's real." CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on how the off-hand comment may lead to a way out of the crisis in Syria.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry • Syria
September 5th, 2013
08:28 PM ET

For Secy. Kerry, a legacy of war

From Vietnam to Syria, John Kerry's career has a long history of tackling issues of war, and his latest effort may have the longest lasting mark on his legacy. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • John Kerry
September 4th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Assad: From dinner partner to "thug"

Our Brian Todd explains how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's relationship with the West, especially Secretary of State John Kerry, has changed in the last few years.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Brian Todd • John Kerry • Syria
April 15th, 2013
10:29 AM ET

How to launch a nuclear weapon

As rumors swirl about North Korea's nuclear capabilities, CNN's Tom Foreman explains what it takes to launch a nuke.

RELATED STORY: On North Korea's big day, Kerry underlines conditions for talks


Filed under: John Kerry • North Korea • Nuclear • Tom Foreman
January 24th, 2013
06:57 PM ET

Kerry: Clinton and I agree on Benghazi

Secretary of state nominee Sen. John Kerry says there is no daylight between Secretary Clinton and him on Benghazi.


Filed under: John Kerry • Libya
October 22nd, 2012
06:44 PM ET

John Kerry: 'This is a dangerous world'

Sen. John Kerry, who played Mitt Romney in Pres. Obama's debate practice, tells Wolf Blitzer about the dangers of war.

RELATED VIDEO: Should the U.S. talk with Iran?


Filed under: 2012 election • foreign policy • John Kerry
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