Agence France-PresseNovember 11, 2013 06:17
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Iran had backed out of the Geneva deal which he assured would help protect Israel "more effectively."
"Our hope is that in the next months we can find an agreement that meets everyone's standards," said Kerry, echoing an announcement by France that world powers were close to a long-awaited deal with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme.
"The P5+1 was unified on Saturday when we presented our proposal to the Iranians... But Iran couldn't take it, at that particular moment they weren't able to accept," said Kerry.