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Kerry joins G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Germany after US compromise on Iran bill

  • Spectators stand at a security fence behind the national flags of Italy, Canada, Britain and the United States, from left, to watch the arrival of foreign ministers prior to a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Spectators stand at a security fence behind the national flags of Italy, Canada, Britain and the United States, from left, to watch the arrival of foreign ministers prior to a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, brief the media during a meeting of the G7 Foreign ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, brief the media during a meeting of the G7 Foreign ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States Secretary of State John Kerry shields his eyes against the sun as he uses a boat on his way to a working session during a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry shields his eyes against the sun as he uses a boat on his way to a working session during a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Germany from June 7 to 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined a meeting of the Group of Seven foreign ministers, arriving on the gathering's second day after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject any nuclear deal with Iran.

Kerry arrived early Wednesday in the northern German city of Luebeck, where Iran is a major issue at the G-7 meeting. Its host, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said ministers will discuss the situation in the U.S., which has "a certain influence" on whether a deal with Iran can be achieved by a June 30 deadline.

Steinmeier says they also will discuss "various possibilities" of calming the conflict in Yemen. He welcomed the U.N. Security Council's move Tuesday to impose an arms embargo on Houthi rebel leaders.