Kerry ‘not blind’ to Rouhani's past
November 10th, 2013
11:29 AM ET

Kerry ‘not blind’ to Rouhani's past

By CNN's Jason Seher

America's top diplomat dismissed concerns Sunday that the Obama administration was not being skeptical enough while the U.S. negotiates with Iran over its continued enrichment of uranium, activity widely assumed to be supporting a nuclear weapons program.

Secretary of State John Kerry emphatically told David Gregory on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that "we are not blind, and I don't think we're stupid" when it comes to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's past claims that he could game the Western world in brokered talks while his nation continued to pursue its nuclear ambitions.

Kerry's remarks came the morning after three days of intensive talks about Iran's nuclear program concluded early Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland, without an agreement. While the key players, including Kerry, insisted the process continues to move in the right direction, the talks raised fears among U.S. allies that Iran was presenting a disingenous front and has no real intention of slowing its march toward weaponizing its nuclear technology.

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  1. Lyndsie Graham

    It appears that the right-wing thugs in Washington along with Israel are looking for an excuse not to get a peace treaty with Iran. We need to get the Israelis and the Iranians together and simply ignore there right-wingers' call for another stupid war which will be a benefit only to them! John Kerry will say whatever they pay him to.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Reply

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