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Kerry: "We will not wait forever on Iran nuclear talks"

July 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

US Secretary of State, John Kerry said on Thursday that if difficult decisions are not made in Iranian nuclear discussions, negotiators are ready to “end this process”, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported.

“We will not rush and we will not be rushed in reaching an agreement,” Kerry told reporters in Vienna.

Kerry stressed that the “quality of the agreement” is what truly matters, noting that he believes that the negotiating teams are making progress towards a comprehensive agreement.

Kerry said that President Obama made it very clear that “We can’t wait forever for the decision to be made… We are absolutely prepared to call an end to this process”.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Twitter: “We are making very intensive efforts to complete the work, but we are not in a hurry.”

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement to reporters that “difficult problems continue to exist in the negotiations, so we decided to continue negotiations in the morning.”

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said earlier on Thursday that the negotiations taking place in Vienna have achieved steady progress and that work is under way to resolve the last remaining issues.