Kerry Appears to Reject Iran’s Call for New Nuclear Proposal


secretary-of-state-john-kerryWarming relations between the U.S. and Iran do not mean that the U.S. will back off its demands about Iran’s nuclear program or roll back missile defenses in Europe aimed at intercepting an Iranian attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif was quoted in state media Sunday as saying that the U.S. should bring new proposals to a nuclear bargaining session next week.

Kerry appeared to reject that, saying Iran still hasn’t responded to the last offer put forth in February by the U.S., Russia and others. It’s too early to say whether the thaw begun at the UN last month will lead to a change in U.S. policy, Kerry said.

{Andy Newscenter}