John Kerry

In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

KONFRONTASI-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel's building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America's longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.

In a swiftly issued statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Kerry of bias. He said Israel did not need to be lectured to by foreign leaders and looked forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to pursue more pro-Israeli policies.

Kerry presses on with Russian talks on Syria despite Aleppo setbacks

KONFRONTASI-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and skepticism from other administration officials and U.S. allies, U.S. officials with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.

Kerry calls for calm as leaders implement Brexit vote

KONFRONTASI-It is important that "nobody loses their head" as the European Union and the United Kingdom grapple with the effects of a referendum in which Britons voted to leave the 28-nation bloc, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.

Britain's referendum last week to leave the bloc sent global stocks tumbling and dealt an unprecedented blow to Europe's post-World War Two order, while triggering a political meltdown in Britain itself, with the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party both in disarray.

Redam Guncangan Brexit, Menlu AS Kunjungi Brussel

KONFRONTASI-Keputusan rakyat keluar dari Uni Eropa telah memicu kecemasan. Amerika Serikat (AS) pun mengirim Menteri Luar Negeri John Kerry untuk menemui Kepala Kebijakan Luar Negeri Uni Eropa Federica Mogherini di Brussel dan Menteri Luar Negeri Inggris Philip Hammond di London, Senin (27/6), kata kementerian luar negeri AS.

Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

KONFRONTASI-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act".

U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013.

Menlu Amerika Dukung Reformasi Demokrasi Myanmar

Konfrontasi - Menteri Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat, John Kerry akan menyambut reformasi demokrasi di Myanmar dan menggarisbawahi kebutuhan untuk lebih banyak perubahan termasuk tentang HAM. Hal itu diungkapkan Kerry selama kunjungannya yang pertama sejak pemerintah Myanmar terbentuk dari pemilihan demokratis, Minggu (22/5/2016).

"Kami sedang mencari cara baru untuk mendukung pemerintahan baru ini," kata seorang pejabat senior Departemen Luar Negeri yang bepergian dengan Kerry.