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Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning 'fantasy,' urges approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's atomic know-how.

John Kerry defends Iran nuclear plan before Senate committee

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Secretary of State Kerry blasted critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday.

Top Republican so eager to attack Hillary Clinton he forgets who's secretary of state

Reince Priebus Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus offers us two choices: either he doesn't know who's the secretary of state, or he's so single-mindedly partisan that he doesn't care if he looks like he doesn't know that minor detail. John Kerry, Reince. Show More Summary

John Kerry's Confident The IAEA Can Handle Iran, But Congress Isn't Buying It

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Secretary of State John Kerry assured lawmakers Thursday that the UN's nuclear watchdog would keep the U.S. informed about an ongoing investigation into whether Iran has pursued nuclear weapons in the past. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry conceded that the U.S. Show More Summary

John Kerry gave a revealing answer on whether the US will help protect Iran's nuclear program from an Israeli cyber-attack

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday to answer senators' questions on the historic nuclear agreement reached with Iran last week. Show More Summary

Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim that President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran's nuclear program before agreeing to lift economic sanctions long in place.

‘You’ve been fleeced’ , Congress tells Kerry on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday told skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the recently negotiated accord with Iran is the only chance to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and that failure to enact the agreement would isolate the United States internationally. “If the U.S., after laboriously negotiating this multilateral agreement with five […]

KERRY ‘FLEECED’ AND ‘BAMBOOZLED,’ SENATORS TELL HIM; BOXER CALLS THEM ‘INSULTING:’ Sen….

KERRY ‘FLEECED’ AND ‘BAMBOOZLED,’ SENATORS TELL HIM; BOXER CALLS THEM ‘INSULTING:’ Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) rushed to the aid of Secretary of State John Kerry this morning, claiming that Senate Republicans were impugning his character by noting he got “bamboozled” and “fleeced” in the Iran nuclear deal. “Not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only […]

John Kerry Tells Congress Not to Go Chasing Unicorns

Secretary of State John Kerry went to talk to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Iran Deal on Thursday. He had one major point to prove — the nuclear agreement may not be perfect, the United States may have a number of other problems with Iran, and it may not... More »

Let’s stop pretending Republicans have a serious critique of the Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry went to Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. As expected he absorbed a lot of insults and invective from Republicans who are critical of the deal. Along with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the […]

Kerry On The Hot Seat: This Iran Deal is "Good"; Corker, Rubio Disagree

Three key members of the Obama administration — Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew —...

John Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Deal Before Skeptical Senate

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

If the deal is not put into effect, the secretary of state said, Iran will get a “a great big green light” to go forward with its nuclear program.

Tom Cotton: Secretary of State John Kerry 'acted like Pontius Pilate'

Really now? Really? Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton blasted the White House on Thursday for its failure to immediately disclose so-called side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency as part of the negotiations of theShow More Summary

John Kerry testifies before Senate on Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry sought to convince lawmakers to support the recently agreed upon deal to curb Iran's nuclear program

Kerry, Moniz Face Off With Skeptical Lawmakers Over Iran Deal

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

John Kerry mounts furious defense of Iran nuclear deal

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, telling skeptical lawmakers that rejection of the accord would give Tehran “a great big green light” to swiftly accelerate its atomic program. Testifying before Congress for the...

Kerry pushes back against critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table.

Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal in Senate testimony

Agreement has "closed off all paths to a bomb" through peaceful means, US secretary of state tells senators.

Tom Cotton: John Kerry 'Acted Like Pontius Pilate' During Iran Nuclear Talks

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, comparing him to Pontius Pilate, the judge who is said to have ordered the crucifixion of Jesus. Cotton made the comparison over "side" deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Show More Summary

GOP senator rages on John Kerry: He 'acted like Pontius Pilate'

US Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) said Secretary of State John Kerry acted like "Pontius Pilate" — the judge who is said to have presided over the trial of Jesus Christ — in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.  Cotton andShow More Summary

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