Jan. 9 - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton back at work and taking care of loose ends before handing over to John Kerry. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that she is "thrilled" to return to work following her recent illness. She told reporters she is looking forward to resolving unfinished business before handing the keys to her office to U.S. Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated to succeed her. SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON "I am very much looking forward to doing everything we can these last few weeks to resolve and finish up wherever possible and then to, you know, have a very smooth, seamless transition to Senator Kerry to continue the work," A reporter asked Clinton about her pending retirement. SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON "Why, I don't know if that's the word I would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while." It has been widely speculated that Clinton may consider a run for the presidency in 2016.