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Former U.S. Negotiator Warren Christopher Dies At 85

Warren Christopher (right) is present as Slobodan Milosevic (left to right), Alija Izetbegovic, and Franjo Tudjman initialize a peace accord between their countries at the conclusion of talks near Dayton, Ohioh, in 1995.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and negotiated for the release of American hostages in Iran, has died at age 85.

He had reportedly been suffering from kidney and bladder cancer.

In a statement, President Barack Obama called Christopher a "skillful diplomat" and "a resolute pursuer of peace."

compiled from agency reports