Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday defended the nuclear deal with Iran and said U.S. negotiators had driven a “hard bargain” to force concessions from Tehran.
“I want you to know these were not easy negotiations. We drove a very hard bargain to achieve what we needed to in terms of our verification and certainty about where they're going,” said Kerry in a video message.
“And we drove a hard bargain because we have one unwavering purpose in our goal. President Obama has been absolutely clear that Iran cannot and will not acquire a nuclear weapon,” he added.