John Kerry Fiercely Defends Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

On Thursday three cabinet members fiercely defended the deal reached with Iran to curb their nuclear ambitions against a panel of skeptical lawmakers
Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew faced tough questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The testimony marks Kerry's first address to Congress since the accord was reached in Vienna.
Before the deal becomes finalized, the Congress must vote on the agreement.
His appearance was part of the Obama administration's continued lobbying to build support for the deal.
A number of lawmakers — especially the panel's Republicans — seemed dubious of the Obama administration's assertion that the alternative to the Iran nuclear deal is war.
Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "the fact is that Iran now has extensive experience with nuclear fuel cycle technology."
He added with caution, "we can't bomb that knowledge away. Nor can we sanction that knowledge away."



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