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John Kerry on Iran nuclear deal: 'There are gaps that have to be closed'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the developing accord with Iran over its nuclear program, saying that while progress has been made in talks between the country and six world powers, "there are gaps that have to be closed," Reuters reports.

"If we didn't think that there was further to go, as (French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius) said, we'd have had an agreement already," Kerry said. "There are things that have to be done to further strengthen this. We know this."

The U.S. and France, along with Britain, China, Germany, and Russia, are negotiating with Iran to limit its nuclear program, in exchange for an end to sanctions against the country. Iran wants the sanctions dropped immediately, while the six powers back a phased-out process.