Skip to main content

Kerry, Zarif suggest Iran nuclear deal may take more time

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prepare ground for likely extension in Iran final deal talks.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference in Vienna July 15, 2014. Kerry on Tuesday dismissed the idea that Iran could maintain its current number of nuclear enrichment centrifuges as part of a long-term deal with six world powers that would lead to a gradual end of sanctions.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY) - RTR3YQ89

Vienna — Secretary of State John Kerry said July 15 that there has been “tangible progress" made in marathon Iran nuclear talks underway here, but gaps remain, and he would be returning to Washington to consult with President Barack Obama and Congress about the way forward, including the possibility of extending the talks.

“We have made progress,” Kerry told journalists at a press conference here July 15. “But after my conversations with Iran and our partners, it is clear we still have more work to do.”

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.