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Kerry Released From Boston Hospital

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FILE - Secretary of State John Kerry.

FILE - Secretary of State John Kerry.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been discharged from a Massachusetts hospital, where he had been recovering from a leg injury he sustained in France.

Kerry told reporters Friday that he will rejoin the Iran nuclear negotiations in person after the June 22-24 strategic and economic dialogue with China in Washington.

“I will be absolutely, fully and totally engaged in those talks. I am now. I haven't missed a tic," Kerry said of the negotiations.

The State Department said Kerry would return to his home in Boston. There was no word on when he would be back in Washington.

The secretary broke his right femur May 31 in a fall from his bicycle near Scionzier, France, about 40 kilometers from the Swiss border. He was in Switzerland for talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on reaching a nuclear deal before the June 30 deadline.

Kerry was hospitalized in Geneva and later was flown back to the United States aboard a U.S. military C-17 transport aircraft, based in Ramstein, Germany. He underwent surgery June 2.

Before the accident happened, Kerry had been due to travel to Spain for talks and then to Paris for a conference on fighting the Islamic State group.

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