Kerry said the talks, which have a deadline of June 30, “remain tough,” but insisted the US had not changed its position “one iota” in recent months.
The former US senator from Massachusetts was later flown to Boston and underwent a four-hour operation June 2. Dr.Burke said Kerry’s recovery from surgery has been uncomplicated.
During discussions in late March and early April between world powers and Iran, he took several bike trips during breaks in the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland.
It was unclear when the so-called “humanitarian pause” would start.
Encouraged by the new atmosphere, the United States helped in postponing for six months the publication of a UN inquiry into possible war crimes by Sri Lanka.
Iran says its nuclear ambitions are purely peaceful; other nations fear it is seeking to develop weapons.
The father of modern Singapore and as one the great strategists of Asian affairs: Barak Obama
No new military assistance as demanded by the Egypt president from the US. – John Kerry
Kerry was meeting in Riyadh with foreign ministers of the Gulf states and the new Saudi king.
US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Russian counterpart for likely highly contentious talks regarding Russia,
Negotiations between the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain and Iran have reached a critical stage.
Called AirNow, the programme will see US missions monitoring air quality in host countries.
US will launch new initiatives to build the capacity of partners in North Africa and the Sahel to develop strategies.
Zarif and Kerry will hold two days of discussions from Sunday after their diplomats begin bilateral talks on Friday.
Skepticism is mounting about whether a deal is possible, despite an interim accord agreed in November 2013.