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March 2, 2015 8:48 am

John Kerry: Give Obama ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ on Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is said to have made significant concession over Iran's nuclear program in talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Photo: Wikimedia

AP – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn’t want him to give.

Kerry said in an interview broadcast before he arrived in Switzerland for talks with Iran’s foreign minister that Netanyahu was welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the administration did not want the event “turned into some great political football.”

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