Kerry: Iran nuclear deal can prevent need for military action

U.S. Secretary of John Kerry holds a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington Feb. 27, 2015.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that he cannot promise a nuclear deal with Iran, but will test whether diplomacy efforts can prevent the need for military action.

Kerry also said in statements carried by Reuters that ‘our hope is diplomacy can work’ and that United States deserves "the benefit of the doubt" to find out if a nuclear deal with Tehran is possible.

He also said he hoped that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on Tuesday, in which he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran, does not turn into "some great political football."

The top U.S. diplomat made the remarks during an interview with ABC News.

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