John Kerry says ‘no such thing in arms control parlance as anytime, anywhere weapons inspections’

John Kerry says ‘no such thing in arms control parlance as anytime, anywhere weapons inspections’

Somehow, this is supposed to reassure the American people, 55% of whom do not trust Iran to keep up its end of the bargain with the U.S. over its nuclear ambitions.

In the administration’s latest effort to sell the stinker of a deal that its negotiating team reached in Vienna last week, it dispatched pompous blowhard John Kerry to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” where he was asked about the absence in the agreement of “anywhere, anytime” inspections.

Here is his answer:

This is a term that, honestly, I never heard in the four years that we were negotiating. It was not on the table. There’s no such thing in arms control as anytime, anywhere.

Maybe the reason Kerry never heard of this term is that his tenure as secretary of state began less than two years ago, but his claim that there’s no such thing in arms control negotiations is demonstrably false. In April, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, was interviewed on CNN by Jake Tapper, where he made specific reference to “anytime, anywhere access”:

TAPPER: So the Israelis have put out this list of things that they think should be in the final deal with Iran, including allowing inspectors to go anywhere anytime. That seems perfectly reasonable, no?

RHODES: Well, Jake, first of all, under this deal, you will have anytime, anywhere access as it relates to the nuclear facilities that Iran has.

Rhodes has himself since denied that such inspections were part of the deal, but at least he hasn’t denied the existence of this type of inspection.

(h/t Derek Hunter, Daily Caller)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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