Saturday, July 12, 2014
(Vienna) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says an audit of the contested Afghanistan presidential election will begin immediately. Kerry brokered the deal with both candidates agreeing to abide by the outcome to form a united national government. The agreement comes as fears that a divided country could lead to a civil war and open the door for the Taliban to regain power after most U.S. troops leave Afghanistan at the end of the year. Kerry said the recount of eight million ballots will take weeks. Kerry is now heading to Vienna to take part in talks to try to reach a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program.