Kerry presses Iran FM on nuke deal outline by end of March

AP News
Posted: Feb 06, 2015 3:02 PM

MUNICH (AP) — A U.S. official says Secretary of State John Kerry has pressed Iran's foreign minister on the Obama administration's desire to reach the outline of a nuclear deal by the end of March.

Kerry told Mohammed Javad Zarif on Friday the U.S. wants to meet the March target for the "political framework" of a final agreement to be done by summer, the official said. The pair met for two hours on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will resume negotiations with Iran soon with an eye on the March target, which they set in November after missing two earlier deadlines.