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In Paris, Kerry asserts it should be 'easy' for Iran to prove its nuclear program is peaceful

  • Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Le Bourget Airport, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the start of a diplomatic swing which also take him to China for the APEC summit and to Oman for a meeting with the European Union's foreign policy chief and his Iranian counterpart.    (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Le Bourget Airport, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the start of a diplomatic swing which also take him to China for the APEC summit and to Oman for a meeting with the European Union's foreign policy chief and his Iranian counterpart. (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press at the US ambassador's residence in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Kerry met earlier with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.  (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press at the US ambassador's residence in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Kerry met earlier with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press at the US ambassador's residence in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Kerry met earlier with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.  (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press at the US ambassador's residence in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Kerry met earlier with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. (AP Photo/Nicholas Kamm, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The top diplomats for France and the United States are urging Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful, as time runs out on Tehran's negotiations with world powers.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius maintained Wednesday that Iran has the right to generate nuclear power - but not enough to create a bomb.

Kerry will meet this weekend with top diplomats from Iran and the European Union in the latest turn of years of negotiations to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Crippling sanctions on Iran's economy has pushed the Islamic republic toward an agreement but ongoing talks are set to expire later this month.

Kerry says it should be "easy" for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful.