• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in Doha. Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah on Monday backed the deal on Iran's nuclear program as the best available option, after talks in Doha with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.(Brendan Smialowski/pool photo via AP)

    Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.

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  • Kerry in Qatar to ease Arab concerns about Iran nuke deal

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during the opening of a US-Egypt strategic dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Kerry met Sunday with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian officials

    CAIRO (AP) — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.