I would count on a one legged man in an arse kicking contest before counting on Kerry’s negotiating skills.
Speaking on meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu says it signals “a dangerous deal enabling Iran to produce nuclear weapons that would threaten the survival of Israel.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for more than an hour on Friday to discuss developments in nuclear negotiations between Tehran and major world powers, which have been at an impasse for months.
“Their meeting was focused on the ongoing nuclear negotiations and they discussed the recent meetings of the P5+1 (six world powers),” a senior US State Department official said on condition of anonymity.
“Secretary Kerry also reiterated our desire to move toward a political framework by the end of March,” the official added. “They agreed to stay in close touch and that they would try to meet again soon.”[…]
Tehran rejects allegations by Western powers and their allies that it is developing the capability to produce atomic weapons. But it has refused to halt uranium enrichment and other sensitive atomic work, leading to US, European Union and UN sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.
While progress has been made in narrowing differences on how many uranium enrichment centrifuges Iran will be allowed to operate under a long-term agreement, officials close to the talks say differences remain on lifting sanctions and the duration of any deal.