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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:49 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry gets to work

Secretary of State John Kerry gets to work

WASHINGTON, D.C. New Secretary of State John Kerry had a busy first weekend on the job, calling Palestinian, Israeli, Turkish, Canadian, Japanese, Korean and Mexican officials.

In his conversation Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry said President Barack Obama "is very interested in the peace process and aware of the economic hardships of the Palestinian people," Abbas spokesman Nabel Abu Rdeneh said.

Abu Rdeneh also said that Kerry said he would visit the region for further talks with Abbas "to preserve the political path." No time was set for the visit.

The State Department said Kerry spoke with Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday about the formation of the country's new government, and that the two "exchanged views" on the peace process and regional matters. Kerry also spoke with newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and he commended Netanyahu on Israel's decision to release tax revenues to the Palestinian authority. The two also spoke about Iran and Syria, the State Department said in a release.

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ProSense Feb 2013 #1
jazzimov Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #3
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #4
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #5
graywarrior Feb 2013 #6

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:22 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. Go, Kerry!

I have no doubt that he will do just as good a job as the Hildog did!

I would love to see a Clinton/Kerry ticket in 2016 (yes, I know that Kerry already ran in 2004, but I personally think he won that race).

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:46 PM

3. We're so fortunate

to have John Kerry as our SOS now! And, I imagine he's quite happy to be there!

Thanks Pro Sense

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. It seems strange to say/think SoS Kerry.

But I'll get used to it. Will Clinton still be called Madam Secretary?

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:55 PM

5. Kerry gets to work!

He is going to be another great SOS. So glad he is there!

Thanks, ProSense!

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:10 PM

6. I'm feeling a bit vulnerable without him as my senator

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