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-- state John Kerry now in Germany his second stop and a nine nation tour across Europe in the Middle East.
It's the first overseas trip for America's new top diplomat today spent much of the day vowing more support for the Syrian rebels.
We're seeking to overthrow the Syrian president and he's -- and the government of -- Los side.
Secretary Kerry also warned that Iran that time is running out for diplomatic solution to the standoff over its nuclear program.
Time is running out.
We've been hearing that.
-- a long time.
Former State Department undersecretary Nicholas Burns is with a -- is a professor.
Diplomacy in international politics at the Harvard Kennedy school.
Law I didn't see you sir thank you.
Time's running out here on the mean.
That's not news I don't settle to go get it I guess secretary carried a lot of his plate.
He does have a lot has played in Iran is front and senator -- one of his senior officials is in fact in -- -- to meet with the Iranian government along with the Russians Chinese and Europeans just the last couple of days so.
I think that statement was meant to tell the Iranians that our patience is not unlimited.
And -- they have to agree to real negotiations and -- show that they're willing to to compromise they haven't shown that yet.
It any sense that you did -- secretary Kerry -- may be able to have some success where others have not.
Well I wouldn't say that the policy is failed yet and -- I see you are very close link between our President Bush try to do.
And I was -- that administration and -- president -- try to do.
And and you know they brought great pressure to bear -- these financial and economic sanctions the Iranian currency has been depreciating.
-- oil production and sales are down so they've had an effect.
And we'll have to see if the Iranians -- -- this great pressure will bend a little integrator real negotiations so I wouldn't call it defeat yet and I think secretary carries right.
To forge ahead and in this sense is that did -- Iran has not fallen into steps such internal collapse.
That it'll be able to make a subtle shift it's enough to get us on the right path.
You know -- there are negotiations over the next two days but I think we're really probably gonna have to wait till mid June.
To the Iranian presidential elections Ahmadinejad is going to be out the door he's really -- discredited figure.
I think after that election.
Then you gonna have more hopefully.
Centrality centrality of purpose and -- any administration to make a decision to have.
Big negotiations with the US and the other countries so I would think this diplomacy would stretch out.
Into the summer who Nicholas Burns would this from Harvard's Kennedy school sir good to see you thank you.
Thanks -- all right well up.
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