US Secretary of State John Kerry says a free-trade agreement between the US and Europe is a priority for Washington. He was speaking after talks in Berlin. Kerry is on his first foreign tour as US Secretary of State.
Iran and international negotiators are facing an uphill battle if they are to reach an historic agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. Berlin has claimed that talks in Vienna represent a "moment of truth."
Time is running out for foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers to resolve a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Negotiators in Vienna appear likely to extend the deadline to mid next year.
President Hassan Rouhani has said he is confident of Iran and world powers ultimately reaching a nuclear accord, after a deadline was extended through July. John Kerry also lauded "substantial progress" and "new ideas."
Talks at the UN over Iran's nuclear program continued Friday, with France's top diplomat saying "no progress" had been made. Diplomats are hustling for pledges from Iran to cutback activity at its nuclear plants.
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