"Political repression is not the way to respond," a spokesman said.
Move is in response to reports that Islamic Front seized rebel headquarters.
A majority also believes that the final deal should allow Iran no enrichment.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said negotiations on the U.S.-Afghan security agreement are over, and the pact will not be changed.
“As the principal U.S. official charged with crafting and enforcing our sanctions program, I am confident that the sanctions pressure on Iran will continue to mount,” Treasury official David Cohen wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “Iran will be even deeper in the hole six months from now, when the deal expires, than it is today.”
The Obama administration has reportedly suspended aid to the Syrian rebels in response.
The pontiff topped Sen. Ted Cruz, who was No. 5 on Time magazine's list.
Kerry said the people of Ukraine "deserve better."
Budget pact enables offshore drilling cooperation outside of territorial waters in the Gulf.
He said a deal ending enrichment "was on the table a hundred years ago" but "has been lost."