Kerry says Israel's security at top of U.S.-Iran agenda
Kerry made the remarks from Jerusalem on Thursday after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said that during the meeting, he and Netanyahu focused on where they are with respect to Iran. He said the U.S. will do everything in its power to terminate Iran's nuclear program.
"We agree on what the goal of the final status agreement ought to be," Kerry said. "And in the days and weeks ahead, we will consult very closely and continually with our Israeli friends in order to bring about a comprehensive agreement that can withstand everybody's test."
Kerry said a peaceful nuclear program should not be difficult to prove and all parties will know whether or not the comprehensive agreement provides a test adequate enough to prove the peaceful nature of the program.
"We will continue to keep our friends in Israel and our friends in the region fully advised as we continue those negotiations," Kerry said. "And for the moment, we're in the process of simply putting in place the implementation language itself."
Kerry also addressed sanctions, saying the U.S. will be vigilant and will step up enforcement efforts through the appropriate U.S. agencies.