Kerry Tells ABC News’ Terry Moran Iran Deal ‘Is a Way of Making the World Safer’

‘Critics and hardliners in both country are going to try and kill this deal’

MORAN (voice-over): “Iran agreeing to unprecedented inspections and monitoring of its nuclear facilities for at least 20 years and also rolling back its programs, dismantling equipment, rebuilding major plants to ensure they're only for civilian uses. In exchange, sanctions against Iran will be lifted over time. But Iran will still be able to research and develop advanced nuclear technology and make no weapons grade uranium. Critics in Congress determined to kill this deal.”
COTTON: “This deal is going to threaten America’s national security interests.”
MORAN (voice-over): “And it's far from being a done deal. 
MORAN (on-camera): “Could this whole thing still fall apart?”
KERRY: “Of course, it could.”
MORAN: “What’s the chances of it getting all the way?”
KERRY: “I don't have any way to make that prediction.”
MORAN: “50/50?”
KERRY: “I’m not going to play that. This is a way of making the world safer.”
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MORAN: “So the weeks and months ahead are crucial. Critics and hard-liners in both countries will try to kill the deal and there are a lot more negotiations ahead.”
STEPHANOPULOS: “There sure are. You showed those cheering in the streets of Tehran. They took the unprecedented step of showing President Obama give that speech live, but importantly Iran’s supreme leader still has not weighed in.”
MORAN: “He has not. We are expecting to hear from President Rouhani but have not heard from Ayatollah Khomeini and he is the man who is the leader and he will decide which way this country goes. He has supported these negotiations because of those young people that you see in the streets. Iran’s a country where you can't really use a credit card, where you can't download an app, and as they head into the mid-21st century that is unsustainable and decided to do this to save their regime.”
 

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