US Secretary of State John Kerry says he's wedded to US-Asia pivot

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he was as wedded to America's pivot towards Asia as his predecessor, even though he has not yet visited the region.

"I am equally as married to, if not more married to" the US rebalance to Asia, Kerry told reporters after meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, dismissing criticism that he was not as focused on the region as former top US diplomat Hillary Clinton.