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Kerry: Israel's Concerns on Iran Deal Unfounded

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the right to voice his objection to a potential nuclear deal with Iran, but that his concerns are unfounded.

Mr. Netanyahu has led a very public campaign against the international negotiations going on with Iran, calling the deal bad for Israel and a gift to Iran.

On Monday, Kerry said he has "great respect" for the Israeli leader's fear that the deal will leave his country vulnerable. He stressed that the United States is deeply committed to Israel's security.

Six world powers -- the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany -- are set to take part in a second round of talks with Iran in Geneva Wednesday, as they seek to address concerns that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.



They want Iran to curb its enrichment activity, while Iran is seeking relief from sanctions that have hurt its economy.

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