Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli, surrounded by his colleagues and plainclothes police officers (C), reacts as he leaves the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul December 14, 2014.
Syrians should not have to choose between a tyrant and terrorists, said Secretary of State John Kerry in a recent address in Washington.
“If there’s any opportunity hidden in the Daesh challenge, it’s the chance to build the common ground needed to address…shared threats and to pursue shared interests.”
In today’s world, regional threats, like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, if left unaddressed will become global threats, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of Luke Somers at the hands of Al-Qaida terrorists during a rescue operation conducted by U.S. forces in Yemen in partnership with the Yemeni government.
The U.S.-led coalition’s strategy to degrade and defeat the terrorist group ISIL is working, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
With the assistance of U.S. and partner-nation airstrikes, Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish forces, have curtailed the advance of ISIL in Iraq and have reclaimed some territory threatened or captured by the terrorist group.
Talks will resume as early as December. The Joint Plan of Action, known as the JPOA, the first-step accord agreed to by the parties in November 2013, will remain in effect during the duration of the negotiations.