Kerry unavailable on date of Paris Middle East peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry attends talks on the expanding presence of the Islamic State jihadist group in Libya on May 16, 2016 in Vienna, AustriaUS Secretary of State John Kerry is unavailable the day a Paris meeting to relaunch negotiations over the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is set to occur, the State Department said Monday. “We’ve made it clear that the May 30 date originally proposed by the French would not work for the secretary and for his schedule,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. Kerry’s agenda in May is already “jammed,” Kirby said.

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