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Washington Post reporter removed from meeting with Kerry

A correspondent for The Washington Post was escorted out of a meeting between Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryCO2 tax support is based in myth: Taxing essential energy harms more than it helps Kerry says he's 'hopeful, not confident' that China will cooperate on emissions Overnight Energy: EPA pledges new focus on environmental justice | Republicans probe EPA firing of Trump-appointed science advisers | Biden administration asks court to toss kids' climate lawsuit MORE and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov on Sunday.

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Carol Morello asked a question about the State Department’s critique of the Uzbek record on human rights, according to Reuters.

The meeting took place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, as the U.S. aimed to reassure Central Asia of its continued involvement in the region against radical Islam.

Kerry was also going to urge leaders from Central Asia to commit to a standard of basic human rights as a part of his four-day trip, but the topic was not said to be the main focus of the diplomatic meeting.