Secretary Kerry says door is open to Iran on nuke talks
James Rosen reports from London
- Duration 3:39
- Date Feb 25, 2013
James Rosen reports from London
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Exactly like -- Fox News alert now -- seconds as secretary of state John Kerry extends.
What some describe as a major olive branch to a country.
That many consider to be one of our top enemies secretary Kerry is in London today and his first overseas trip as America's top diplomat now but he ads and direct words for Iran.
About its nuclear program which some consider the biggest diplomatic challenge we face.
The -- -- for a diplomatic solution.
Simply cannot by definition remain open forever.
But it is open today that it is open now.
And there is still time.
But there is only time if Iran makes the decision to come to the table and to negotiate in good faith.
Timing is everything Harrison talks with Iran.
Begin again tomorrow chief Washington correspondent James Rosen is traveling with secretary -- he's joining us now.
-- -- phone James we talked a little bit about what secretary Kerry said today but before even got started on this trip there were sound.
As you might describe tell us a little bit more about that -- A good day from London -- where the motorcade is moving toward the airport.
-- secretary Kerry has no plans to hit nine countries in eleven days on this on this towards forums there and our traditional allies in Europe.
London Paris Berlin Rome before he swings through five Arab and Muslim countries in Turkey Saudi Arabia.
The UAE and cut our.
But it in Rome he was scheduled to be needing.
We -- leaders from the Syrian opposition council the sort of political wing if you will of the Syrian revolution against.
The dictator their president Bashar also -- And that was going to be a hopeful thing for -- to meet with the Syrian rebels firsthand.
But they announced over the weekend that they are boycotting the session.
Out of their -- -- with Washington's failure to provide arms directly to the Syrian rebels are on the and there's been increasing pressure on Washington to do that there's no indicated think.
But that's forthcoming.
But diplomats on three confidence from the United States have been scrambling to salvage this meeting.
And get the Syrian rebel leaders to come to Rome to meet with Kerry on Thursday and in fact we just -- -- -- himself from -- and personally Donald on the phone.
The Syrian opposition council president -- -- -- to encourage him to join him in -- so foreign indication that they're gonna come after all -- And and -- really quick here we we share with our viewers a little bit about went.
I secretary Kerry said about Iran this -- is so important because it sets the tone very much if you will for his term is time.
As -- secretary of state we heard that he was not just a little bit on the Syria issue specifically can you tell us a little bit more about that.
That's right the foreign secretary the British foreign secretary William Hague.
Said very clearly in a news conference the two men held a short while ago.
-- the Foreign Ministry office.
That -- UK plans to do more to help the Syrian rebels over and beyond what they're doing on the humanitarian side and he then -- also the warning.
That policy of the west towards Bob Charles -- Cannot stay static as the weeks go by some many interpreted that as a -- Secretary -- to -- and get in.
Two two and had to get the president.
To persuade him to supply arms to the Syrian rebels -- A big week for secretary Carrie and big -- in foreign affairs says it seems so is being week after week James.
Traveling with secretary carrying out -- -- -- thank you.