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Kerry Says World Powers 'United' In Search For Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says world powers are "united" in their search for a deal on Iran's nuclear program as the deadline for an agreement rapidly approaches.

Kerry was speaking November 20 in Paris after talks with French and Saudi foreign ministers and before departing for Vienna to join high-level nuclear negotiations.

Kerry said, "Yes, we do want an agreement but not any agreement. We are united all of us in the P5+1."

He also said "we are not talking about an extension" as Iran nuclear negotiations near a commonly agreed November 24 deadline.

Western officials have said in recent days that big gaps remained and it was unclear whether a deal would be agreed.

The target of the talks is a deal that would curb Iran's nuclear program and eliminate concerns it could developing atomic weapons.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters