The secretary of Sate will arrive in Jerusalem five days after last leaving it.
Middle East/North Africa
“We do not like to negotiate under duress,” Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said.
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a more optimistic assessment.
“I don’t think that Barack Obama believes in the U.S. as an exceptional nation, and the whole concept that the world is a safer place, a more peaceful place, when the U.S. is powerful, able to in fact project its will in various places around the world,” the fomer vice president said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”
The Pulitzer Prize winner wrote that the administration "cherry picked intelligence."
Hagel's trip to Pakistan is the first for a U.S. Defense secretary in nearly four years.
"We will not be able to stay” without security agreement, the Defense secretary said.
"Powerful sanctions and a credible military threat" are also needed, he said.
“It’s not too much to ask," the Israeli prime minister said.
“I believe the threat has become greater, not lesser,” Rep. Michael McCaul said.