The statement marks another milestone in the effort to remove Bashar Assad’s stockpiles.
Middle East/North Africa
A group of 34 House members is calling on the Senate to approve legislation to tighten sanctions against Iran, a move the Obama administration says would disrupt ongoing nuclear negotiations with that country.
"It always seems impossible until it is done,” Kerry said.
Obama insists deal has halted Iran's progress on nuclear weapon.
“I think the interests are very similar,” Kerry told reporters after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. “But there are questions of sovereignty, questions of respect and dignity, which are obviously significant to the Palestinians, and for the Israelis very serious questions of security and also of longer-term issues of how we end this conflict once and for all.”
Intelligence chief accuses Kerry of creating suspicion among U.S. allies.
The dual appearances come at a tense time in U.S.-Israeli relations.
The secretary of State told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that Israel's security is “at the top of our agenda.”
At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded Thursday at Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital of Sanaa.
The Texas chemistry teacher was killed while jogging near consulate.