The Straits Times
Published on Feb 01, 2013

Clinton's long 'to-do list' for Kerry


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Mrs Hillary Clinton laid out a bulging agenda on Thursday for incoming secretary of state John Kerry, warning about Iran's aid to Syria, voicing concern for Afghan women and raising cyber hacking fears.

In her final press interview, Mrs Clinton told a small group of journalists including AFP that after four years as America's top diplomat, she was looking forward to getting some rest and taking long walks with her newest dog, a five-month-old labradoodle pup named Maisie.

But in the hour-long roundtable, Mrs Clinton also summed up some of the weighty issues that will be weighing down Mr Kerry's in-tray on Monday morning.

Here are some of her thoughts: