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  • State Dept.: Yaalon attack on Kerry ‘offensive’

    January 14, 2014 | 11:37 am

    The Israeli defense minister’s reported description of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as “messianic and obsessive” is “offensive and inappropriate,” the State Department said in a rare and sharp rebuke to Israel.

    “The remarks of the Defense Minister, if accurate, are...

  • U.S.: Six-month clock on Iran hasn’t started

    November 27, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that the six-month interim agreement with Iran has not yet started.

    The next step is “a continuation of technical discussions at a working level so that we can essentially tee up the implementation of the agreement,”...

  • Kerry postpones trip to Israel ahead of Geneva Iran talks

    November 19, 2013 | 10:53 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry postponed a trip to Israel scheduled for this week.

    Kerry hopes to visit Israel “in the coming weeks,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday afternoon.

    Kerry had indicated earlier in the day during a joint news...

  • U.S. ‘concerned’ about Israeli plans to build in settlements

    August 9, 2013 | 7:10 am

    The United States raised concerns with Israel over its approval of 147 new West Bank settler homes and its decision to advance plans for 949 other units.

    “We are speaking to the government of Israel and making our concerns known,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on...

  • State Department: No announcement of restarted peace talks

    July 18, 2013 | 10:28 am

    A U.S. State Department official said there are no plans to announce a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after the Israeli government denied that it agreed to base new talks on the 1967 lines.

    “There are currently no plans for an announcement for the resumption of...

  • Kerry presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem building

    June 3, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, was asked about such a conversation during the daily briefing...

  • U.S. calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    May 29, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    The U.S. State Department called on Lebanon's Hezbollah militia on Wednesday to withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately, saying their involvement on the side of President Bashar al-Assad signaled a dangerous broadening of the war.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki...