Kerry Undergoes Successful Surgery on Broken Leg

Doctors on Tuesday completed surgery on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry was in good condition and was resting after doctors set his leg.

No other information was immediately available.

Before the surgery, Kerry was to have participated by telephone in an international gathering in Paris to discuss how to combat the Islamic States, according to AP.

Kerry suffered the injury in a bike accident Sunday, when he struck a curb and fell on a regular Tour de France route located southeast of Geneva. He returned to Boston Monday for the surgery.

The White House said Monday it is confident it can still pursue Iran nuclear talks despite Kerry's injury.

"We do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue, and hopefully complete, the Iran negotiations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Iran and the six world powers are holding ongoing discussions aimed at turning a preliminary deal into a permanent one by a June 30 deadline.

The sides made a major breakthrough at talks with Iran on April 2 by agreeing on the parameters for a final deal to scale back its nuclear capabilities, but still have a series of technical issues to resolve by the looming deadline.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196211

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