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Republicans Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas stated in a letter to Secretary of State John F. Kerry that the Obama administration has failed to provide Congress with the text of the two side deals with Iran on its nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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messengers: Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a classified House briefing about the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry insisted that the Obama administration was clear that any nuclear deal should be viewed separately from overall U.S. criticisms of Iran's record at home and abroad. "This plan was designed to address the nuclear issue alone, not to reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism, or its contributions to sectarian violence in the Middle East," he said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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From left: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry pose for a group photo after talks with Iran on their nuclear program in Vienna. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who threatened to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal negotiations last week, said Sunday that "a few tough things" remain in the way but added, "We're getting to some real decisions." (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry speaks to President Obama prior to reaching a nuclear deal with Iran. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) and his U.S. delegation met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) as talks continued Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (left) and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Vienna, Austria. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry hopes to keep the Ukraine situation separate from his push for a new dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria, U.S. officials said Monday. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a onetime anthropologist and former World Bank executive, will meet with President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to discuss possible changes to the timetable to withdraw the bulk of American troops. (Associated Press)

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Saying "Iran will not get a nuclear weapon," Secretary of State John F. Kerry defended the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran. He testified that U.S. policy is to prevent such a scenario. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Nigeria over the weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to push for a peaceful vote and to seek enhanced cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry said that while Iran is currently keeping up its end of the nuclear deal amid U.S. sanctions, more work is ahead. (Associated Press)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John F. Kerry held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Oman Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry talk before a meeting of the Gulf Arab region in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday. Mr. Kerry sought to pin down Middle Eastern allies on what support they are willing to give to the new U.S. plan to beat back the Islamic State militant group. (Associated Press)

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Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah (left) and Secretary of State John F. Kerry at met with Mideast allies and asked what support they can to give to the U.S. plan to combat the Islamic State group. (Associated Press)

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emissary: U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, left, met with U.S. Marines during his visit to the Baghdad Monday. Mr. Kerry told Iraqi leaders that any potential U.S. airstrikes in the country must specifically target ISIL to avoid Sunni civilian casualties. (associated press)

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emissary: U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, left, met with U.S. Marines during his visit to the Baghdad Monday. Mr. Kerry told Iraqi leaders that any potential U.S. airstrikes in the country must specifically target ISIL to avoid Sunni civilian casualties. (associated press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who publicly believes in global warming, referenced the scientific consensus in a recent speech at Boston College.

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** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) shakes hands with U.S. Marines based in Baghdad during his visit to the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital on Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)