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AP sources: Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks

Friday - 11/8/2013, 4:50am  ET

GEORGE JAHN
Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- Officials say U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Geneva on Friday to participate in nuclear negotiations with Iran and other major powers.

The officials say Kerry will travel to the talks after a brief stop in Israel, where he will hold a third meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel's intense interest in Iran's nuclear ambitions is a likely topic between Netanyahu and Kerry as well as Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Iran's plan to cap some of the country's atomic activities in exchange for selective relief from crippling economic sanctions has been accepted by six world powers, the country's chief nuclear negotiator said Thursday.

Kerry's last-minute decision to join the talks suggests a deal could be imminent.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Kerry has not been formally invited by the Europeans to join the talks.


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