Kerry sees Iran nuclear deal in months, will protect allies




 
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Kerry sees Iran nuclear deal in months, will protect allies
 
November 11th, 2013  
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Kerry sees Iran nuclear deal in months, will protect allies
By Lesley Wroughton and John Irish ABU DHABI/PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he hoped an agreement to end a dispute over Iran's nuclear program would be completed within months, although Washington was not engaged in a race to seal a deal. Iran and six world powers came close to a preliminary agreement at the weekend during talks in Geneva and decided to resume negotiations on November 20 in their attempt to defuse a decade-old standoff and allay fears of a drift towards a wider Middle East war. However, he added: "Through diplomacy we have an absolute responsibility to pursue an agreement." While saying that a deal with Iran was expected within months, Kerry tried to reassure Washington's Arab allies and Israel that his country would not abandon them. Thumping the podium, Kerry said President Barack Obama had said "that he will continue to defend his friends and allies in this region, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, others, he will defend them against any external attack.




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