January 22nd, 2014
05:53 PM ET

Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything'

By Tom Cohen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything."

Zarif told CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto that terminology used by the White House to describe the agreement differed from the text agreed to by Iran and the other countries in the talks - the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany.

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    February 23, 2021 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  2. Delaware River Kayaking Map

    They got the best end of the stick in this deal . I don't understand what we were thinking I don't understand why we agreed to this .so foolish this country will be a nuclear power in the next decade!

    June 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  3. joemar

    it happened before ,they cannot be trusted....

    February 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  4. Kjtfgg Fhkthjt

    State Department can be shuttered.

    January 29, 2014 at 8:45 am | Reply
  5. Dennis Terrazas

    We should never compromise with a nation that threatens the existence of our own or an allied nation. We gave $380 million dollars to Syria for its own catastrophe. Why should America compromise its principles when it also fails to uphold its principles at home. America was strong. Strong in the Age of European Imperialism. Now we slowly decrease in our influence. We decrease in our strength. We decrease in our unity,which our forefathers had died for! Now America has become what she was against. The Middle East views us as enemies. Israel in our only ally in that den of vipers!

    January 27, 2014 at 11:14 am | Reply
  6. Allen kidwell

    We have to establish trust between both countries . To many forget that the U.S. Screwed over Iran for 50 years. An more Americans have died at the hands of Saudi Arabians then by Iranian . Yet our Government kiss the ass of the Saudi Royal Family. An Israel has always put it's self interest's ahead of our's while demanding we give them money. An Israel has been one of the most active Nations involved in spying on the U.S. an theft of national security information. The U.S. Should make a real effort to peaceful resolutions with Iran. But also make it very clear that we will wipe their oil facilities off the face of the earth with first strike if they try to screw us.

    January 25, 2014 at 7:06 am | Reply
    • joemar

      US shouldn't be bowing their heads to any nation,if you know the history of it....world war 2,who save your ass?its all about security to have a peaceful life....who likes to be treaten of distruction....almost 40yrs

      February 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  7. joe d

    time to kick AIPAC, neocon pigs and AIPAC owned congress to the curb. They have done more damage to the U.S. then all muslim terrorists combined

    AIPAC/neocons-jews/AIPAC congress=9/11

    January 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  8. joe d

    time to kick AIPAC, neocon pigs and AIPAC owned congress. They have done more damage to the U.S. then all muslim terrorists combined

    AIPAC/neocons-jews/AIPAC congress=9/11

    January 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  9. You Got It

    Way to go again, Obama – another foreign policy fiasco. You should have watched the German TV interview with him from a couple of weeks ago, they HATE him, and I can't blame them based off his responses.
    I apologize for voting for him. Sincerely.

    January 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  10. Eric

    I think its about time to show these dictators,a deal is a deal and get real,cause they are full of it.Let Israel do thir thing,if the States wont pull up,I know that Israel will.The Iranians are making a fool out of the worl community,and Israel will take out their capabilities,and as weapons go they will never be responsible enough to have such weapons as they are a very unstable nation.

    January 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  11. Towel Heads

    Towels Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    January 23, 2014 at 9:27 am | Reply
  12. HenryMiller

    Another Obama foreign policy triumph.

    January 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  13. George patton

    No reason to dismantle anything, just hire some controlled demolition experts from US and they will bury everything in rubble for you.

    January 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  14. Random

    Told. You. So.

    January 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Reply

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