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BY ALEX MALLIN

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


New Secretary of State John Kerry is taking off on his first trip overseas, in what the state department has coined as a “listening tour.”

Kerry will spend 11 days overseas touring Europe and the Middle East, differing in the approach of his predecessor Hillary Clinton, who traveled to Asia for her first trip as Secretary of State. Kerry has big shoes to fill,--
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--Clinton flew close to one million miles during er tenure, and generated overwhelming approval with her skills in diplomatic relations. 

Kerry has made it clear he wants to make his own name for himself, though; and much of his listening tour is sure to have a high volume level with regards to Syria. Kerry has publicly supported the removal of Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad, and a diplomatic approach at reducing the ongoing violence that has resulted in the deaths of over 70,000 people.

“You want to avoid if you can, if you can, the implosion of the state. Because that’s dangerous for everybody, and it proposes the possibility of the worst kinds of outcomes.”
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Kerry has said that any efforts could be futile, but his itinerary has him meeting with the Syrian Opposition Coalition in Rome...

"...and he’s expected to address North Korea and Iran’s recent attempts at nuclear proliferation. He also will talk further with Great Britain regarding the withdrawal of armed forces in Afghanistan."

Kerry will visit nine nations on his trip, starting with Great Britain then heading eastwards until he concludes his trip on March 6 in Doha, Qatar. 

 

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John Kerry Takes First Overseas Trip As Secretary of State

Image Source: BBC

BY ALEX MALLIN

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


New Secretary of State John Kerry is taking off on his first trip overseas, in what the state department has coined as a “listening tour.”

Kerry will spend 11 days overseas touring Europe and the Middle East, differing in the approach of his predecessor Hillary Clinton, who traveled to Asia for her first trip as Secretary of State. Kerry has big shoes to fill,--
Source:

--Clinton flew close to one million miles during er tenure, and generated overwhelming approval with her skills in diplomatic relations. 

Kerry has made it clear he wants to make his own name for himself, though; and much of his listening tour is sure to have a high volume level with regards to Syria. Kerry has publicly supported the removal of Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad, and a diplomatic approach at reducing the ongoing violence that has resulted in the deaths of over 70,000 people.

“You want to avoid if you can, if you can, the implosion of the state. Because that’s dangerous for everybody, and it proposes the possibility of the worst kinds of outcomes.”
I

Kerry has said that any efforts could be futile, but his itinerary has him meeting with the Syrian Opposition Coalition in Rome...

"...and he’s expected to address North Korea and Iran’s recent attempts at nuclear proliferation. He also will talk further with Great Britain regarding the withdrawal of armed forces in Afghanistan."

Kerry will visit nine nations on his trip, starting with Great Britain then heading eastwards until he concludes his trip on March 6 in Doha, Qatar. 

 

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