Nuclear deal in Iran could be reached in months, Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expects an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program to be reached within 3 to 6 months, according to Almanar, a Lebanese communication group.

However this agreement will only be reached if the Islamic Republic can prove its nuclear program was not used to build atomic weapons, according to the group.

The agreement could happen sooner if Iran meets certain conditions, Kerry said in an interview during CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Kerry was not specific on the conditions.

According to Almanar, a top U.S. diplomat said the United States would only consider lifting Iran’s sanctions if a “transparent process” was in place.

Almanar reports that Kerry’s remarks on Sunday come two days after U.S. President Barack Obama had a phone call with Sheikh Hasan Rouhani, Obama’s Iranian counterpart. According to Rouhani, the call was requested by the White House.

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