Remarks With United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague Before Their Meeting

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Palais Coburg
Vienna, Austria
July 13, 2014

SECRETARY KERRY: All right. Well, thank you all for dropping by. Obviously, the United Kingdom and the United States share what is known as a special relationship, and it really is. And we cooperate on so many different things.

But today, obviously, we’re here to talk about the challenge of Iran’s nuclear program. And I’m delighted to have a chance to share thoughts with William, who’s already had some meetings. We’ve had some meetings together. Now we just look forward to comparing notes and getting a measure of what is possible here at this key time.

FOREIGN SECRETARY HAGUE: Thank you. And it is, indeed, the opportunity to do that. It’s very important for Iran to be more realistic about what is necessary in order to reach agreement on those issues.

And while we’re here, I want to pay tribute to Secretary Kerry for what he achieved in Afghanistan over the last couple of days, which we all strongly support, and we will support the implementation of that. Of course, it’s an opportunity for us also to talk about the situation in the Middle East and the violence in Gaza and in Israel. And so we’ll set about that now. Thank you very much.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you all.

MODERATOR: Thank you, everyone.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much.