Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that Tehran would be granted a major concession in the Iran nuclear deal. The deal won’t require the country to detail suspected past efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. CNN,
“We are not fixated on Iran specifically accounting for what they did at one point in time or another,” Kerry told reporters Tuesday by remote video from Boston, where he has been recuperating from a broken leg.
“We know what they did,” Kerry added. “We have no doubt. We have absolute knowledge with respect to the certain military activities they are engaged in. What we are concerned about is going forward.”
His comments downplayed a long-standing demand by world powers that Iran come clean about any past efforts to develop a military dimension to its nuclear program. U.S. officials and European diplomats previously pledged that sanctions relief would be tied to Iran answering lingering questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog.