There are those who are critical of the Iran nuke deal because it calls for the lifting of sanctions. But appearing on the CNN program State of the Nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry notes that – the sanctions won’t be removed immediately. That Iran must qualify for sanctions removal.
“It has eight years out of a 10 year component of the UN resolution,” Kerry said. Adding, “…we have other UN resolutions and other UN mechanisms for holding Iran accountable.”
There were rumors that they were about to reach a deal with Iran today. Secretary of State John Kerry says, they are close. That the reason they keep extending the deadline is that they are hopeful for a deal. But he adds, there is no rush. And the United States and its partners negotiating with Iran, won’t be rushed.
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks Saturday in Geneva as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal. U.S. chief negotiator Wendy Sherman will leave State when negotiations are finished.
France is threatening to oppose a deal if it doesn’t include access to military sites in Iran, something that some Iranian officials say they won’t allow.