John Kirby

U.S. refuses to join Israel in retaliatory action against Iran

U.S. refuses to join Israel in retaliatory action against Iran

U.S. President Joe Biden warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. will not take part in a counter-offensive against Iran, an option Netanyahu's war cabinet favors after a mass drone and missile attack on Israeli territory, according …

How will U.S. respond to Jordan base attack?

How will U.S. respond to Jordan base attack?

The White House vowed a "very consequential response" to a drone attack on a base in Jordan, U.S. national security spokesperson John Kirby “We will absolutely do what is required to protect ourselves …

U.S. says doesn't want conflict with Yemen

U.S. says doesn't want conflict with Yemen

The United States would like to avoid a war with Yemen, National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said. "The Houthis have a choice to make here now , Margaret, and the right choice …

White House: neither Hamas nor Israel want new truce

White House: neither Hamas nor Israel want new truce

U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said he does not know when discussions to resume a truce between Israel and militant group Hamas will restart after the fighting reignited over the weekend. Kirby also blamed …

Russia suspends Black Sea grain deal

Russia suspends Black Sea grain deal

The grain deal came to an end on July 18: Russia refused to extend it again because the part of the deal envisaging the removal of obstacles for Russian agricultural exports had not been implemented.  …

U.S. doesn't foresee civil war in Israel

U.S. doesn't foresee civil war in Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden has no fears that Israel will devolve into civil war after weeks of unrest over a controversial judicial overhaul, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said. "The president …

White House: U.S. does not seek war with Iran

White House: U.S. does not seek war with Iran

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said that the U.S. is not seeking a conflict with Iran. The spokesman appeared on the U.S. morning shows Friday and was asked if the U.S. could consider the recent attacks an …

U.S. opposes Turkish-Syrian dialogue

U.S. opposes Turkish-Syrian dialogue

U.S. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said the White House wouldn’t encourage Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to improve relations with the Syrian government. "We …

White House clarifies Biden's statement on "liberation" of Iran

White House clarifies Biden's statement on "liberation" of Iran

US President Joe Biden, speaking about the "imminent liberation" of Iran, thus expressed solidarity with Iranian demonstrators, John Kirby, White House National Security Council Coordinator  for Strategic Communications said at a …

White House: US does not need conflict with Russia

White House: US does not need conflict with Russia

The US does not want a conflict with Russia. This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council, John Kirby at a briefing on November 1. "The president's goals were clear from the …

Bahrain: OPEC+ output cut decision taken unanimously

Bahrain: OPEC+ output cut decision taken unanimously

Bahrain's oil minister and special envoy for climate affairs Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina said that the OPEC+ decision to cut oil output by 2 million barrels per day was taken unanimously and after a thorough technical study of the …

Biden open to re-evaluating Saudi relationship

Biden open to re-evaluating Saudi relationship

U.S. President Joe Biden pledged "there will be consequences" for U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ announced last week that it would cut its oil production target over U.S. objections. John Kirby, the White House …

U.S. and China planning Biden, Xi meeting

U.S. and China planning Biden, Xi meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are planning on meeting in person at some point, National Security Council coordinator John Kirby told reporters, but it remains unclear when the meeting will take …

Tehran may drop some demands in nuclear deal talks

Tehran may drop some demands in nuclear deal talks

The United States and Iran are closing in on an agreement to restore the 2015 nuclear deal after almost 17 months of negotiations. Spokesperson for the National Security Council John Kirby confirmed that Iran dropped some key …

U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

It’s not the United States’ role to push Ukraine to negotiate a settlement with Russia, even if the Biden administration thought that it was the right thing to do,  NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby …