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John Kerry: Common For Ex-Secretaries of State to Meet With Foreign Leaders

John Kerry: Common For Ex-Secretaries of State to Meet With Foreign Leaders
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By    |   Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:41 PM

Former Secretary of State John Kerry defended talking with foreign leaders despite no longer being in office, saying it's a standard practice.

"Every former secretary of state continues to meet with foreign leaders, goes to security conferences, goes around the world. We all do that," Kerry told Dana Perino on Fox News Wednesday afternoon.

"And we have conversations with people about the state of affairs in the world in order to understand them. We don't negotiate, we are not involved in interfering with policy, but we certainly have reasonable discussions about nuclear weapons, the world, China, different policies. Obviously."

Kerry added that U.S. allies around the globe are waiting for the day when President Donald Trump is no longer in office because of the policies he has enacted and the positions he has taken.

"I think everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump," Kerry said. "I mean, you've got our allies, remarkably, the people that we have worked with the closest through the years, sitting there saying, what's next?

"It's with respect to trade, with respect to NATO, with respect to most of the relationships. The UN, the UN support, the kinds of things that really make a difference overall to our position in the world."

Kerry came under fire from the Trump administration and Trump supporters for meeting with the Iranians this year about the 2015 nuclear agreement that was designed to end Iran's nuclear weapons program.

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