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Kerry urges Iran to prove peaceful intention on nuclear program

Last Updated: Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 17:54

Ankara (Turkey): United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Iran to take simple steps in order to prove its intention on nuclear program is peaceful while stressing the process of talks could not continue forever.
Kerry made the remarks in Istanbul, Turkey, which is the first leg of his third visit to the Middle East in one month.

Kerry held talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after arriving in Istanbul early on Sunday.

A senior U.S. official said Kerry would further encourage Turkey to improve ties with Iraq in his talks with Davutoglu.

He will also stress the importance for Turkey to keep its border open to Syrian refugees," the official told reporters on Sunday, revealing Turkish authorities had deported hundreds of Syrians following unrest at a border camp, an allegation denied earlier by the Turkish side.

Kerry is also expected to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Sunday afternoon.

Istanbul is the first leg of Kerry``s multi-nation tour in the region. After Istanbul, he will head to Jerusalem to meet with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.


First Published: Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 17:54
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