John Kerry to return home after breaking leg in cycling accident

John Kerry to return home after breaking leg in cycling accident
A police car is seen at the entrance of the Geneva University Hospital on May 31, 2015 in Geneva, where US Secretary of State John Kerry has been hospitalised after breaking his leg.

GENEVA - US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a cycling accident in France on Sunday, his spokesman said, adding that he was in "stable condition" and will return to the United States for treatment.

Kerry, 71, broke his right femur in the accident in Scionzier near Chamonix in the French Alps, and has had to cancel a scheduled trip to Spain, spokesman John Kirby said.

"The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery," he said in a statement.

"Given the injury is near the site of his prior hip surgery, he will return to Boston today to seek treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital with his doctor who did the prior surgery."

Kerry held talks Saturday in Geneva with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of efforts to secure a landmark nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.

The talks did not go into a second day as planned after Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections.

 

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