State Sec'y Kerry Arrives for Fourth 'Peace' Visit

Ad Feedback

JERUSALEM, Israel -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday on his fourth visit in as many months to continue efforts to rekindle negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Kerry arrived from Jordan, where he met Wednesday with foreign ministers from the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to discuss a joint Russian-U.S. proposal for a "peace conference" to end the Syrian civil war.

About 250 pro-Assad demonstrators greeted ministers as they arrived for the meeting, chanting "Death to America" and "Go home, Kerry. We don't want you here," al Jazeera reported.

Kerry said the United States and its allies would consider supporting the opposition if Assad refuses to negotiate a political solution after more than two years of fighting and a death toll nearing 80,000. Kerry criticized Hezbollah's increasing role in the fighting and Iran's considerable support.

Meanwhile, Syrian Ambassador to Jordan Bahjat Suleiman said the meeting represents a U.S.-Israeli plot to destroy Syria. Suleiman accused Arab ministers of aiding the United States in its "aggressive, terrorist war, on behalf of Israel, to destroy Syria."

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.