U.S. will not accept a bad deal with Iran

The U.S. will not make a bad deal if a deal can be made at all related to Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks on Wednesday before a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Kerry discussed the P5+1 negotiations in Geneva on Thursday on Iran's nuclear program. He said the U.S. goal is to ensure Iran cannot produce a weapon of mass destruction.

"Our goal is an Iran that has only a peaceful nuclear program, and indeed we must make certain - it is incumbent on us, a responsibility of the world to know with certainty that it is a peaceful program and there is no capacity to produce a weapon of mass destruction," Kerry said. "That's our goal."

Kerry reiterated that the U.S. will not make a bad deal in the peace process with Iran and that it will pursue its negotiations carefully.

"As I have said many times, no deal is better than a bad deal," Kerry said. "We will not make a bad deal if a deal can be made at all. And we will be pursuing that carefully."