Next phase in Iran talks 'will be very difficult' : Kerry

PARIS Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:05pm EST

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he addresses reporters alongside South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he addresses reporters alongside South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, January 7, 2014.

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PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the next stage in talks with Iran on its nuclear program would be "very difficult" after an announcement on Sunday that an interim deal with world powers, designed to create space to reach a comprehensive pact, would take effect on January 20.

"The negotiations will be very difficult," Kerry said at a news conference in Paris with his Qatari counterpart.

(Reporting By Warren Strobel; writing by John Irish; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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JRTerrance wrote:
The negotiations need not be difficult. Just don’t be too demanding. The less we require of Iran the fewer lies they have to tell us. Accept the lies and pretend to believe them, what choice do we have?

Jan 12, 2014 4:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
google_pass wrote:
I would call the negotiations a success, if the Iran would participate in the US-Chinese Thorium research cooperation. Uranium enrichment research is not state of the art.

Jan 12, 2014 7:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
google_pass wrote:
He likes it difficult. Then I would call the negotiations a success, if the Iran would participate in the US-Chinese Thorium research cooperation. Uranium enrichment research is not state of the art.

Jan 12, 2014 7:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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