Kerry: ‘Highly Irresponsible’ for Congress to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

In an interview that aired on “CBS Evening News” on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry told the network’s State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan that if Congress were to wade into the announced Iran nuclear deal, it would be “highly irresponsible.”

“New sanctions now would clearly be unnecessary, given what we’ve been able to achieve and yes, it would have a profoundly negative impact on this,” Kerry said. “It would be highly irresponsible to simply break this apart by now stepping in the middle when the measure of this agreement, I believe, can stand the test of scrutiny.”

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