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US Secretary of State Kerry delivers speech at World Economic Forum in Switzerland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 24, 2014. Kerry returns to the United States tomorrow. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

World Economic Forum at the InterContinental Hotel in Davos

Yahoo NewsJanuary 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit Friday at criticism that the Obama administration's Middle East policy is in disarray, maintaining that the U.S. is actively engaged in multiple ambitious diplomatic initiatives in the region and elsewhere.

Kerry spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as Syria peace talks were near collapse 265 miles away in Geneva. Kerry rejected what he branded the "myth" of U.S. disengagement. He pointed to active and simultaneous Obama administration efforts to end the crisis in Syria, deal with Iran's nuclear program and broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (AP)

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