December 10th, 2013
03:13 PM ET

Kerry says Iran won't get nuclear weapons, urges diplomatic approach

By Tom Cohen

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Tuesday to put off more sanctions against Iran at this time, saying "this is a very delicate diplomatic moment" to seek a peaceful solution to the issue of preventing Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons.

Kerry, appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sought to reassure lawmakers about the Obama administration's commitment to preventing a nuclear armed Iran, but underscored the importance of international diplomatic efforts that have so far produced a temporary agreement curbing its nuclear program.

"Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon," he said, stressing that declaration was the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

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  1. Neda

    Thousands of Iranian students protested in Ian against the dictatorship regime and request democracy and release all the political prisons Two days ago.

    This link is just in one small university in north of Iran. Protests happened in all the universities of Iran. Iranian do not trust this liar regime. How kerry does?!!

    December 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  2. John Kerry-Heinz

    John Kerry is the just a dumb pawn of Obama/Jarrett, blindly sacrificing his own career to carry out the mission.

    A guy who rats out his platoon in Vietnam to advance his political career, then embellishes his record to beef up his resume, then marries an ugly rich woman to have the money to get ahead....well, you get the picture. This dunce is proving to be the worst Secretary of State ever in the history of the United States.

    December 11, 2013 at 11:56 am | Reply
  3. Isaac Asimof IV

    Thanks to Carter's acceleration of the Iran nuclear education program at NE programs in America in the 80's, I have no doubt Iran has several radiological based fission devices on hand right now. (can't say the "N" word on CNN.)

    December 11, 2013 at 6:17 am | Reply
  4. Preacherman

    A Nuclear Iran is very Dangerous to even a common grasshoper and all the Ecosystems at the MiddleEast Much less Human Race. Therefore 'Theran' nuclear Activities is a dream Unrealised!.

    December 11, 2013 at 3:57 am | Reply
  5. Quinton

    This is one time I agree with John Kerry 110%! We need to turn a deaf ear to all these right-wing politicians in Washington who can't stand the idea of peace breaking out anywhere!

    December 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • John Kerry-Heinz

      Wow, agreeing with John Kerry on this shows an incredible level of ignorance, gullability and general intellectual deficiency.

      December 11, 2013 at 11:57 am | Reply
  6. Myfdfh Fhjljhgd

    its not like Kerry is going too work himself out of a "job" anytime soon...and the blame game goes on...

    December 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  7. Myfdfh Fhjljhgd

    doubling sanctions is diplomatic...iran already said they are going to do what they are going to do the exact way they are going to do this way iran is honest...

    December 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Reply
  8. Secret

    Abdul Qadeer Khan: Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb
    – Barack Hussein Obama: Father of Iran's nuclear bomb
    (From the future Wikipedia article: "History of the Islamic Nuclear Bomb"....)

    December 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  9. Sara

    The President Barack Obama's foreign policy is supporting all the criminals and dictators like regime of Syria and Iran that used chemical weapons or plan to make nuclear weapon?
    The regime of Iran spent 190 Billion Dollars for having fun and peace?!!!

    December 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • John Kerry-Heinz

      Valerie Jarret ... Born to Radical Muslim African Americans in Iran.
      Barack Obama ... Hand picked and put through Harvard by Radical Muslims.
      John Kerry ... Unsuspecting patsy, intellectually incapable of figuring things out.

      Get it now...? This is a well calculated play into the hands of Iran, planned over many years and now being executed.

      December 11, 2013 at 11:59 am | Reply




    December 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  11. Peppy

    Right, and he wasn't on his yacht on July 4th, you cant make this stuff up. Just once I would like to hear the truth from any of them.

    December 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Reply

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