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USA: Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal at special committee

United States, Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 at 18:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the proposed nuclear deal agreed with Iran while he was questioned during a Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Thursday.

Joined by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Kerry told the committee that there wasn't "a better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement, involving Iran's complete capitulation," calling the idea "a fantasy." He added that the US could not bomb Iran's knowledge on how to build a nuclear weapon, and if they were to walk away from the deal, it would give Tehran "a great big green light" to develop such a bomb.

Following two-years of P5+1 talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, the US Congress will vote on the bill in two months, with the deal facing stiff opposition from Republicans, who hold a majority in both Houses.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the proposed nuclear deal agreed with Iran while he was questioned during a Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Thursday.

Joined by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Kerry told the committee that there wasn't "a better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement, involving Iran's complete capitulation," calling the idea "a fantasy." He added that the US could not bomb Iran's knowledge on how to build a nuclear weapon, and if they were to walk away from the deal, it would give Tehran "a great big green light" to develop such a bomb.

Following two-years of P5+1 talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, the US Congress will vote on the bill in two months, with the deal facing stiff opposition from Republicans, who hold a majority in both Houses.

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