Kerry to give troubled Iran nuclear talks a kick along

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a press conference following talks at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing on July 10, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna this weekend and seek to bridge “significant gaps” in ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, the State Department said Thursday. Kerry “will gauge the extent of Iran’s willingness to commit to credible and verifiable steps that would back up its public statements about the peaceful nature of its nuclear programme,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said in an emailed statement. He “will see if progress can be made on the issues where significant gaps remain and assess Iran’s willingness to make a set of critical choices at the negotiating table”. Kerry will then “make recommendations to the President (Barack Obama) about next steps in the negotiations,” Harf said.

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