"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster. It's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out." — Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale on Cyclone Pam which destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital alone.
"There are areas where we've made progress, areas where we have yet to make any progress. But the fact that we're all here talking shows the commitment on both sides to try to reach an agreement." — British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on nuclear negotiations with Iran.
"The difference between being a legislator, and I was one, in that period of time, you pass a bill. When you're mayor you have to pay the bills." — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his re-election challenger Jesus Garcia's record and platform.