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Reports: John Kerry Shouted Down During Nuke Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Ronald Zak/AFP/ Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 10:24 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly being forced to negotiate with a screamer in nuclear talks with Iran, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

While diplomacy is typically a delicate dance with decorum and protocol high on the list for statesmen and women, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has reportedly screamed so loud in negotiations that bodyguards standing watch outside the room have been alerted and rushed inside, the Free Beacon noted as Kerry continued talks in Vienna on Monday.

Word of Zarif's conduct was passed along to Farsi-speaking media by another Iranian diplomat who has been present at the negotiations, the Free Beacon added, noting he had discussed the proceedings on conditions of anonymity.

"The report of Zarif's aggressive behavior is consistent with previous reports claiming that Iranian negotiators tend to treat their Western counterparts — particularly the Americans — with scorn," the Free Beacon wrote.

Zarif has reportedly shouted at Kerry repeatedly and "spoke to him in a way that was likely 'unprecedented' in the history of U.S. diplomacy," it noted.

Kerry has continued to attempt to work a deal with Iran during several days of talks after arriving on Thursday. While a deadline was set for Monday, the talks have now been extended until the end of June 2015, the BBC reported.

"We still have some serious gaps," Kerry told reporters on Monday as he spoke about the progress while six nations, including Russia and China, continue to encourage Iran to draw back its nuclear efforts in exchange for the lifting of costly sanctions.

Talks will not continue into December, the BBC said. U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the BBC that while there was disappointment, an extension would be necessary to see any future progress, noting a deal was not close. The most recent talks came after a 12-year diplomatic standoff and amid fears that Iran is using its nuclear enrichment program to develop weapons, not for energy as it has claimed.

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