Secretary of State John Kerry, who takes his expensive racing bike with him as he travels the globe, crashed said racing bike earlier today while in Switzerland for the next round of nuclear talks with Iran.

Reports are that Kerry broke his femur and will travel back to the United States for treatment:

No, there isn’t anything funny about it. Prior to the accident, talks with Iran weren’t going very well. From AFP:

Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday and differences remained after US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held talks to secure a nuclear deal.

With a deadline a month away, a senior Iranian negotiator said the Geneva talks between Kerry and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif failed to bridge the differences between Tehran and world powers.

“The differences are still there,” Abbas Araghchi, deputy head of Iran’s negotiating team, said at the end of the meeting.

Araghchi, quoted by state television’s website, said the negotiations would “resume next week at the level of deputies and experts”, rather than have the Kerry-Zarif talks go into a second day as expected.

So, what happens next with the negotiations and who takes the lead for the U.S.?



Monica Crowley sees John Kerry’s bike troubles in Switzerland as the perfect metaphor for U.S.-Iran nuke talks