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Long political crisis will weaken US abroad: Kerry
In comments that appeared to address those concerns, Kerry emphasised even the rights of people with "incorrect" views were respected in the United States.
"This is an example of the robustness of our democracy, the capacity for many people to make their voices heard, sometimes we may feel incorrectly," he said.
Kerry's comments on US commitment to Asia were echoed by his host at an APEC gathering of foreign ministers ahead of the leaders' summit.