Tag Archives: John Kerry

John Kerry: It Was Trump’s Rhetoric That Made North Korea Decide “Hey, We Need A Nuclear Bomb”

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview scheduled to air Monday that President Trump’s rhetoric has given North Korea a reason to say it needs to acquire a nuclear weapon. “I think what the president needs to do is make sure he’s not feeding into North Korea’s fear of regime change, or of you ...

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HISTORIC: Sec. John Kerry Issues Formal Apology To LGBT State Department Staffers For Past Discrimination

Politico reports: Secretary of State John Kerry is formally apologizing to gay, lesbian and other employees of the State Department who faced past discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The apparently unprecedented apology, issued in a statement Monday, is the latest step that the Obama administration has taken to promote inclusion of the LGBT community in its ranks. It comes ...

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Secretary Of State John Kerry Reaffirms Support For Trans Rights On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Don’t expect to see anything like this next year. Via press release from Secretary of State John Kerry: On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States solemnly honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who lost their lives to senseless acts of violence. Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and ...

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BREAKING: US & Russia Announce Syria Peace Plan

Sky News reports: The US and Russia are announcing a plan aimed at ending the Syrian civil war and leading to political transition in the country. The plan calls for a nationwide cessation of hostilities beginning at sundown on 12 September. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the deal brokered with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could be a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: American Flag Rises Over US Embassy In Havana For First Time In 54 Years

Live US-Cuban history happening right now. The BBC reports: Three marines who lowered the American flag for the last time on 4 January 1961 will raise it again during Friday’s ceremony in Havana. They are now retired and in their late 70s. “I’m gonna love seeing that flag go back up,” said former marine Jim Tracy, 78, in a US ...

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LCR Slams Kerry On Iran Deal

The Log Cabin Republicans today published the above message in a full-page ad in Roll Call. Via press release: “It is absolutely appalling that the negotiations taking place right now between the United States and the Iranian government have avoided any serious discussion of the horrendous human rights abuses taking place in Iran,” Log Cabin Republicans National Executive Gregory T. ...

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Perkins Attacks John Kerry Over Creation Of US Envoy On Global LGBT Rights

“Most people probably assumed that America already had an ambassador for homosexuality: it’s called the Obama administration. But now, Secretary John Kerry wants to make it official by creating a permanent position in the State Department devoted entirely to strong-arming other countries into embracing his view of homosexuality. In another major U-turn from the Bush years, the Obama administration is ...

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Obama & Kerry Condemn Attack In Paris

Via CNN: President Barack Obama strongly condemned the terror attack in Paris on Tuesday that claimed 12 lives and praised France for standing “shoulder to shoulder” in the fight against terrorism. Obama said in a statement that the U.S. would provide “any assistance” to “America’s oldest ally” in bringing the terrorists to justice. Obama was briefed on the attack against ...

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Israel & Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire

Brokered by the UN and Secretary Of State John Kerry: In a statement released in New Delhi where Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict in Gaza had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire during which there would be negotiations on a more durable truce in ...

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Israel Rejects Kerry’s Cease Fire Plan

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Perkins Attacks Kerry On LGBT Rights

“During last week’s LGBT pep rally at the State Department, Kerry’s rah-rah moment was saying that if confirmed, Ted Osius would be the sixth openly homosexual ambassador. ‘We now have hundreds of LGBT individuals in our bureaus at State, USAID, and at posts all around the world.’ Of course, what Kerry neglected to mention is that many of those posts ...

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Sec. John Kerry Celebrates LGBT Pride, Tells Embattled Foreign Gays That “You Have A Partner In The United States”

Via press release from the White House. The Department of State joins the world in celebrating LGBT Pride Month and reaffirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBT persons around the globe. In the United States, we have made marked progress in tearing down the unjust and unfair barriers that have prevented the full ...

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John Kerry On Ukraine: President Obama Is Considering All Options

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John Kerry Spoke To Uganda’s President

Via press release from the State Department: Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Ugandan President Museveni yesterday via phone. Secretary Kerry expressed the United States’ deep disappointment in the Ugandan Government’s decision to enact the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Secretary noted that the decision complicates the U.S. relationship with Uganda. He also raised U.S. concerns that this discriminatory law poses ...

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HRC: Recall US Ambassador To Uganda

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: President Museveni sent a clear message today that bigotry and intolerance – which is now further codified into statute in Uganda – trump the rights of LGBT Ugandans. Let there be no room for doubt, this bill could destroy lives and tear families apart. We call on Secretary of State John Kerry ...

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John Kerry Reacts To Ugandan Law: We Are Reviewing US Assistance Programs

“This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights. Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law. The United States is deeply disappointed in the enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. For the four years since the bill was introduced, we have been crystal clear that it blatantly violates ...

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Human Rights Campaign: Recall US Ambassadors To Uganda And Nigeria

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to recall the nation’s ambassadors to Uganda and Nigeria. HRC argued that urgent consultation is required before regular diplomacy can proceed with nations that recently enacted some of the world’s most ...

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John Kerry Denounces Gambian President For Vicious Anti-Gay Statement

“The United States is deeply troubled by the hateful rhetoric used by President Jammeh in his National Day speech on February 18.  All people are created equal and should be able to live free from discrimination, and that includes discrimination based on sexual identity and sexual orientation. We call on the Government of The Gambia to protect the human rights ...

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HRC Demands US Action On Nigeria

The Human Rights Campaign has written to Secretary of State John Kerry, demanding a “strong and proactive American response to the humanitarian crisis” in Nigeria. From the list of suggested actions: Directing the U.S. Embassy in Abuja to perform in-country refugee processing for LGBT Nigerians who are being targeted for arrest under the newly passed law. Recommending that President Obama ...

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UPDATED: President Obama Pledges $100M AIDS Cure Initiative

In a live White House broadcast to mark World AIDS Day, President Obama today pledged $100M to fund an AIDS cure initiative. A new initiative at the National Institutes of Health will be aimed at “advanc[ing] research toward an HIV cure,” Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. The initiative is aimed at ...

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