Kerry: We Can’t Reveal Contents Of Secret Iran ‘Side Deals’ To American People


kerry2Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill yesterday the U.S. government will not be revealing the contents of secret side deals with Iran to the American people. Senator Tom Cotton wanted to know why it can’t be made public, The Weekly Standard reports.

“I’d like to stick with you, Secretary Kerry,” Cotton said. “Why can’t we confirm or deny the content of these agreements in public? Why is this classified? It’s not a sensitive U.S. government document.”

“Because we respect the process of the IAEA and we don’t have their authorization to reveal what is a confidential agreement between them and another country,” said Kerry.

Cotton said, “So the ayatollahs will know what they agreed to but not the American people?”

Kerry said that members of Congress would be able to learn about it in a classified briefing.

Watch the exchange:

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  1. take a look how our esteemed sec of state shows an absolute disrespect for the senator’s questioning by shuffling papers while the senator is qusetioning him. if you didn’t know better you’d think that mr kerry is representing iran, and not the US! such a lack of cooperation boggles the mind. i guess it can be said that kerry is an excellent “talmid” of his “rebbe”, his boss in the oval office.

  2. “You gotta vote it in before we can tell you what is in it”

    You clearly didn’t read the article. Congress will get a classified briefing. Every year it passes appropriations bills that are partly classified; this is nothing new. And you want it that way — you won’t want the world to know everything about how we collect intelligence. This is very similar as it is about the details regarding how IAEA determines compliance with nuclear arms treaties.

  3. watched the video in disgust! did you notice how disinterested kerry appeared during questioning? he was more busy shuffling around papers than paying attention to the senator. it was as if he felt imposed upon over the valid questions that the senator had for him. ugh!


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