Iran has the right to operate a civil nuclear program, but not a military one, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, as he met with his French counterpart ahead of a crucial round of talks over Tehran's nuclear activities, WSJ reported.
"They have a right to a peaceful program, but not a track to a bomb," Mr. Kerry said, flanked by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
The U.S. and other world powers are in a race to persuade Iran to dismantle nuclear activities that Western countries say are aimed at constructing nuclear weapons. Iran insists it has a right to develop its nuclear program, which it says is designed for civil purposes only.
Mr. Kerry is due to travel to Oman in the coming days before the nuclear talks move to Vienna ahead of a Nov. 24 deadline.