GENEVA - Diplomacy takes time, says Kerry expressing optimism that a deal will be reached in the coming weeks, but he also says the window for a diplomatic solution will not be open "indefinitely".
GENEVA – Diplomacy takes time, says Kerry expressing optimism that a deal will be reached in the coming weeks, but he also says the window for a diplomatic solution will not be open “indefinitely”.
Washington remains “determined to make certain” Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, said US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry told the press following a three-day talk between the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, also known as P5+1 countries, and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program that “there is no question in my mind that we are closer now.”
“As we leave Geneva with good work and faith we can in fact secure our goal,” he said. “Over the past two days, significant amount of progress was made… There is a unity in our position and a unity in our purpose.”
He said it took time to build confidence between countries that have really been at odds with each other for a long time and added “We are working hard to try to overcome mistrust…to try to find the ways that both the P5+1 and Iran have the ability to be able to achieve this goal.”
Diplomacy takes time he said and expressed optimism that a deal would be reached in the coming weeks.
But he also said that the window for a diplomatic solution would not be open “indefinitely”.
The international powers are concerned that Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon but Iran says its program is peaceful.