Think again. “US ‘not blind, stupid’ in nuclear talks with Iran, John Kerry says,” from AFP, November 10 (thanks to Lookmann):
WASHINGTON: The United States is “not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid” in nuclear talks with Iran, secretary of state John Kerry said in a US television interview that aired on Sunday.
The top US diplomat also insisted there is “zero gap” between the Obama administration and its commitment to Israel, with diplomatic relations between the two allies under strain over the Iran nuclear talks.
Kerry made his remarks in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” program after talks with world powers in Geneva failed to produce a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief
“Some of the most serious and capable, expert people in our government, who have spent a lifetime dealing both with Iran as well as with nuclear weapon and nuclear armament and proliferation, are engaged in our negotiation,” Kerry said, speaking after intensive talks.
“We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid,” he said. “I think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe, and particularly of our allies like Israel and Gulf states and others in the region.”…