Kerry says Iran put some possibilities on the table
Kerry made the remarks after a P5+1 meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Kerry said Zarif made a presentation that was different in tone and different in the vision of future possibilities than past Iranian foreign policies. He said the U.S. will continue the diplomatic process to answer questions about Iran's nuclear program.
"I have just met with (Zarif) now on a side meeting, which we took a moment to explore a little further the possibilities of how to proceed based on what President Obama laid out in his speech to the General Assembly earlier this week," Kerry said. "And so we've agreed to try to continue a process that we'll try to make concrete, to find a way to answer the questions that people have about Iran's nuclear program."
Kerry added that one meeting and a change in tone does not yet answer the questions about the nuclear program and there is a lot more work to be done.
"But I think all of us were pleased that the foreign minister came today, that he did put some possibilities on the table," Kerry said. "Now it's up to people to do the hard work of trying to fill out what those possibilities could do."
Kerry also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Syria. He said the U.S. and Russia are putting the finishing touches on a resolution to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons.