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Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Marine Tells Kerry in Letter That Iran is Holding Him Hostage

A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding him hostage for use in a possible prisoner exchange.

09/11/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a speaker before testifying on Syria to the House Armed Services Committee on Sept. 10, 2013 in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘We’re Not Waiting For Long’ For Syria To Turn Over Chemical Weapons

Secretary of State John Kerry warns that the United States “will not wait” long for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to the international community.

09/10/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Graphic Chemical Weapons Videos Make Clear Case For Military Action

The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

09/08/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Divide Over A Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (R) meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Faces A Tough Sell With House GOP Freshmen

Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.

09/06/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questions U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of 'The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria' on Sept. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Paul To Kerry: ‘You’re Making A Joke Of Us’ If White House Doesn’t Abide By Congressional Vote

Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.

09/04/2013

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube by the Local Committee of Arbeen on August 21, 2013 allegedly shows Syrians covering a mass grave containing bodies of victims that Syrian rebels claim were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta and Zamalka, on the outskirts of Damascus. (credit: DSK/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Opposition: Assad Regime Preparing For More Chemical Attacks

An official for the Syrian opposition claims President Bashar Assad’s regime is preparing for another round of chemical attacks.

09/03/2013

An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, on June 27, 2013. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Officials: ‘We Don’t Need America To Take Care Of Threats To Israel’

While Israel conducted a joint missile test with the United States over the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday, Israeli leaders expressed concerns about comments recently made by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

09/03/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: U.S. Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said “the case gets stronger by the day” for a military attack.

09/01/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Obama Orders Up Legal Justifications For Military Strike On Syria

President Obama has ordered a declassified report to be prepared for public release before any military strike takes place against Syria.

08/27/2013

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