Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry on Possibility of Extension in Iran Nuclear Talks (Excerpts)

February 8, 2015

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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QUESTION: Quickly, last question. The Iran nuclear talks, I know that’s also front and center. You have a very, very busy agenda these days. On – is it just a deal or no deal? Or is there a chance that you extend the current sort of temporary deal that’s in place now?

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, the only chance I can see of an extension at this point in time would be that you really have the outlines of the agreement, but if we’re not able to make the fundamental decisions that have to be made over the course of the next weeks, literally, I think it would be impossible to extend. I don’t think we would want to extend at that point. Either you make the decisions to prove your program is a peaceful one, or if you’re unable to do that, it may tell a story that none of us want to hear.

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