Kerry warns of 'great risks' of more Gaza violence

Kerry warns of 'great risks' of more Gaza violence

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:18 pm

VIENNA (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday of the “great risks” of spiralling violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire.

“There are great risks in what is happening there and the potential of an even greater escalation of violence,” Kerry told reporters in Vienna, as he wrapped up two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Kerry said he had decided to cancel a planned trip to Egypt and return to Washington in order to give an Cairo-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Gaza time to work.

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