Oct. 11 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slams Republicans during business summit in Malaysia. Julie Noce reports.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur Friday to promote small businesses.
Kerry and Razak posed for photos in front of the city's landmark Twin Towers
President Barack Obama, who was supposed to attend the event, sent Kerry and video message instead.
Kerry meanwhile, didn't miss the opportunity to jab the GOP over the U.S. federal government shutdown.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY SAYING:
"What is happening in our capital, in Washington, is nothing really than a moment of politics and it will pass. But I'll say this, if only the small group of people who held us back in these past days were as forward thinking and collaborative as the people in this room, we will all do a lot better."
Kerry is due to leave the Malaysian capital later Friday.
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