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Politics John Kerry

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?

    Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.

  • Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Kerry's suggestion gives Syria more time

    Syria and Russia may be working on a resolution which would call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons immediately, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • yrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (R) and and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (L) walk to a press conference on September 9, 2013 following a meeting in Moscow.

    Russia proposed on Monday that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack.

  • Congress debates Syria action

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses comments made Tuesday in Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His remarks seemed to leave open the possibility of U.S. ground troops should the situation in Syria implode.

  • Sec. John Kerry testifies on Syria

    Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • President Barack Obama can use action against Syria to send a "global message" to U.S. antagonists, a top Senate Democrat said on Tuesday.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

    Congress is holding its first public hearing about plans for intervention in Syria as Obama seeks to convince skeptical Americans and lawmakers about the need for military action.

  • Markets don't like uncertainty, and there's nothing more uncertain than a world at war, but trying to time the market at such times could leave your portfolio a conflict casualty.

  • Armed masked man in Syria

    How nervous are traders about an attack on Syria? Look at the Dow Industrial Average as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke.

  • Don't think Russia, Iran would entangle US: Kattouf

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf weighs in on Secretary of State John Kerry's statements on the crisis in Syria and the potential U.S. military action there. "This has to be done quickly; it has to be effective, but not to the extent it entangles us in the civil war," he says.

  • Expect to see oil markets rally higher: Pro

    CNBC Contributor Addison Armstrong discusses the action in the oil market on Secretary of State John Kerry's comments about U.S. military action in Syria. "I would expect to see the oil markets rally higher into the close and end positive," he says.

  • Kerry: Question no longer what we know, but what we do

    CNBC's John Harwood says he would be very surprised if we do not see U.S. military action on Syria by Tuesday just before President Obama goes to Russia for the G-20 Summit.

  • Sec. John Kerry on Syria: 'Will not repeat Iraq'

    Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. "Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling--with our own eyes, we've seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack."

  • Sec. Kerry: Clear reason world has banned chemical weapons

    Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the crisis in Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is ready to make an informed decision as to what to do in response to the likely chemical weapons used in Syria.

  • Sec. Kerry on crisis in Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the crisis in Syria. "There are clear reasons the world has banned chemical weapons," he says.

  • Awaiting John Kerry's statement on Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry will address the crisis in Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details; Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, weighs in,

  • U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Peace in the Middle East?

    Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping a peace deal can be reached within 9 months for Israel and Palestine, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.