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Kerry warns of premature judgement on Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of jumping to conclusions regarding a recent agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme, the Anadolu agency reported.

“There is no deal yet,” Kerry told the US Senate Appropriations Committee, “and I caution people to wait and see what these negotiations produce.”

Kerry said the P5+1 group “had made inroads” since reaching an interim agreement with Iran in November 2013 on the nuclear issue.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned earlier that the P5 +1 is about to strike a “bad deal” with Iran, which might allow Iran to produce “nuclear weapons in the future.”

However, Kerry stressed in his testimony the invalidity of the rumours reported by the media, saying: “I cannot emphasise more than I did. Our policy is that Iran will not obtain nuclear weapons.”

“Anybody running around right now, jumping in to say well we don’t like the deal, or this or that, doesn’t know what the deal is,” Kerry said in apparent reference to Netanyahu’s claims.

Remarking on the progress in talks with Iran, Kerry said: “we have stopped the progress of Tehran’s nuclear programme. We’ve gain unprecedented insight into it, and we expect to know soon whether or not Iran is willing to put together an acceptable, verifiable plan.”

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