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Kerry Pitches Iran Deal to Skeptical Candy Crowley

Secretary of State John Kerry touted the deal struck yesterday with Iran to skeptical questions from CNN State of the Union host Candy Crowley, repeatedly arguing that the agreement carries strong verification provisions.

“It’s not an issue of trust. As the old saying goes of Gorbachev and Reagan, ‘trust but verify.’ Verification is the key. President Obama and I have said since the beginning, we’re not just going to verify, or trust and verify, we’re going to verify, verify, and verify. We have to know to a certainty so that Israel, Gulf States, ourselves — nobody can be deceived by what is taking place,” Kerry said.

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