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Kerry Denounces 'Hysteria' Over Iran Nuclear Deal


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has denounced what he called "hysteria" over a nuclear agreement being discussed between world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear activities.

"There's a lot of hysteria about this deal. People really need to look at the facts," Kerry told Israel's privately run Channel 10 Television.

Excerpts of the interview were broadcast on May 2, with the full interview airing on May 3.

Kerry said a final agreement provided indefinite access to Iranian nuclear facilities.

He said: "We will have inspectors in there every single day. That's not a 10-year deal. That's for ever.”

Last month, Iran and global powers reached a framework agreement. The deadline for a final nuclear accord that will curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is June 30.

Iran denies accusations that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons.

Based on reporting by AFP, JTA, and Haaretz
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