From Turkey, Kerry headed to Israel, his third trip there in the span of two weeks.
He planned to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday night, followed by Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials Monday as part of a fresh American bid to unlock the long-stalled Middle East peace process.
Conversations in Israel will also cover shared U.S. and Israeli concerns over Iran’s nuclear program.
The U.S. and other world powers met the Islamic republic in Kazakhstan for another round of negotiations, but no breakthrough was announced on a proposed deal that would see international penalties eased on Iran if Tehran convinces the world that it is not trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Kerry said the ‘‘door is still open’’ for a negotiated agreement, but that the onus was on the Iranians.
‘‘If you have a peaceful program for nuclear power, as a number of nations do, it’s not hard to prove that,’’ he said. ‘‘They have chosen not to live up to the international requirements and standards with respect to verification of their program.’’
The other stops on his trip are Britain, South Korea, China and Japan. He returns to Washington on April 15.