'He Didn't Choose Who Is There': Kerry Defends Obama's Handshake With Castro
KERRY: “Ladies and gentlemen, today is about honoring Nelson Mandela. And the president is at an international funeral with leaders from all over the world. He didn't choose who's there. They’re there to honor Mandela. And we appreciate that people from all over the world and from all different beliefs and walks of life who appreciated Nelson Mandela and, or were friends of his came to honor him. And I think as the president said, I urge you to go read his speech or if you didn't see it or haven't read it, because the president said in his speech today, honoring Nelson Mandela, he said we urge leaders to honor Mandela’s struggle for freedom by upholding the basic human rights of their – “
ROS-LEHTINEN: “And would you say Raúl Castro’s upholding the basic human rights?”
KERRY: "No. Absolutely not. As -- we --- you know my position on that."