U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in the Jordanian capital Amman during his tour of the Middle East. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Jordanian capital Amman on Sunday. Kerry is embarking on a tour of the Middle East to discuss recent developments in the region. Governments across the Middle East and beyond have been alarmed at the speed with which Sunni militants drove Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's troops out of large parts of north and west Iraq and pushed towards the capital. The United States is sending 300 military advisers to Iraq, prompting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to accuse Washington of trying to regain control of the country it once occupied and rule "by its stooges" - a charge Kerry denied. Kerry's arrival in Jordan came on the heels of a visit to Egypt where he held talks with newly elected president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.