Middle East Unrest

John Kerry Heads to Egypt in Bid for Ceasefire

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cairo, Egypt, on Monday to meet with Egyptian officials on the unrest in Gaza.

"The United States — and our international partners — are deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation, and the loss of more innocent life," said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki in a statement. "We believe there should be a ceasefire as soon as possible — one that restores the cease-fire reached in November of 2012."

Earlier Sunday on "Meet the Press," Kerry said he was hopeful that about finding a way forward to put a ceasefire in place. "So we support the Egyptian initiative, joined in by Israel and others, to have an immediate ceasefire. And we're working that ceasefire very, very hard. I have been in touch all yesterday, day before, many days now, with my counterparts."

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- Ryan Creed