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US’s Kerry: Nuke deal possible If Iran’s program is peaceful

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks at a news conference in Sharm el-Sheikh(AA) – Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry said that it would be possible to reach a deal with Iran if Tehran’s nuclear deal is peaceful. 

“If it’s peaceful, let’s get it done. And my hope is that, in the next days, that will be possible,” Kerry told CBS television before he arrived in the Swiss city of Lausanne to resume fresh round of talks with Iran in an effort to meet a deadline for a political framework agreement by the end of the month. 

Iran and the six-nation group are seeking to finalize a permanent deal by June 30. 

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the U.S., the U.K., China, France and Russia — plus Germany, also known as the P5+1 group, believe that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and want its nuclear program curbed in return for the lifting of sanctions, while Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful civilian purposes.

Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif were supposed to meet on Sunday, but the meeting was postponed until Monday, said sources. 

Kerry arrived in Lausanne late Sunday. Kerry and Zarif will meet on Monday and Zarif will head to Brussels in the afternoon to meet EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as well as his German, French and U.K. counterparts, Iranian media reported.

After talks in Brussles, Zarif is expected to travel to Lausanne to resume talks with his U.S. counterpart Kerry and this round of talks is expected to last until Friday.

The deal sought by the six-nation group would have Iran accept limits on its uranium enrichment capacity and allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspections without interference of any kind.

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