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Kerry, Iranian counterpart meet in Geneva in search of nuclear deal

Kerry attends Iran nuke talks

Secretary of State John Kerry joined high-level talks Sunday in Geneva that could curtail Iran's nuclear program, as negotiators race to reach an agreement by the end of next month.

Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. In an indication that the talks are at a sensitive stage, they were joined by Ernest Moniz, the secretary of energy, and Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi. Hossein Fereydoon, a top aide and the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, also participated. Zarif said Rouhani's brother came to ensure "better coordination with the president."

Kerry and Zarif, however, sought to play down speculation that an agreement was imminent. Kerry said Saturday in London that significant gaps remain. Zarif told reporters on Sunday that there are still differences.

Washington Post

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