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Iran's Foreign Minister Criticizes Kerry Over Geneva Remarks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles during a news conference after nuclear talks at UN European headquarters in Geneva on November 10.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that Tehran backed away from a deal with world powers over Iran's nuclear program.

Posting on Twitter late on November 11, Zarif said "no amount of spinning can change what happened" in Geneva.

He also asked:

Earlier on November 11, Kerry said six world powers had presented Iran with a unified proposal at the Geneva meetings, which ended early on November 10, but that Tehran had not accepted.

The next round of talks between Iran and six world powers are due to begin November 20.

Iran denies allegations its nuclear program is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and RFE/RL