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Kerry weighs in on Iran nuclear deal, Israeli elections

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 00:41

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is no certainty on deal with Iran and reiterates the US commitment to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday (March 14), on the eve of fresh talks with Iran over its nuclear-power program, that it was unclear whether an deal could be reached with by the end of the month. The United States and five other major powers will resume negotiations with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sunday ahead of a deadline at the end of March for a framework deal, with a final agreement in June. On next week's Israeli election, Kerry said the United States hoped that whatever the outcome it would help push the peace process with Palestinians forward. Opinion polls show Israel's center-left opposition is poised for a victory in the parliamentary elections over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party. "President Obama remains committed to the a two state solution and remains hopeful that whatever choice the people of Israel make that there will be an ability to move forward on those efforts," Kerry said, referring to stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. He declined to elaborate on prospects of resuming the talks, with an election just days away,

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Kerry weighs in on Iran nuclear deal, Israeli elections

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 00:41