Cites Iran Deal And Dismantling Of ISIS
On Thursday, State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked is he thought Secretary of State John Kerry had made America safer during his tenure.
“Absolutely I do. And I believe America’s foreign policy and our foreign policy priorities, our foreign policy achievements have helped make the American people safer,” Kirby told the reporter.
Kirby cited the Iran Deal, Paris climate change agreement, ebola containment, and the coalition to counter ISIS as Kerry’s accomplishments.
Kirby admitted that Iran was “still conducting destabilizing activities.”
Only 3 in 10 Americans actually approve of the Iran Deal, while fifty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of the deal.
Kirby cited the global coalition to counter ISIS as “having real success and real progress on degrading and defeating this group.”
However, selling the demise of ISIS might be difficult considering the primary suspect in the Berlin terrorist attack has links to ISIS.
“Secretary Kerry has over the course of his tenure helped make Americans safer here at home and safer abroad. Obviously that’s an extension of the foreign policy agenda that this administration has pursued,” Kirby concluded.
The reporter then asked Kirby what areas Kerry feels he could’ve done better in.
“I think if you were to ask the secretary he would be the first to tell you that he’s obviously frustrated by where we are in Syria and that our diplomatic efforts have not been successful,” Kirby told the reporter.
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