Kerry: ‘Basic Architecture’ Of Iran Sanctions Remain In Place


Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran would keep the “basic architecture” of sanctions in place, and that Iran’s words must be backed up with action.

“We do that with eyes absolutely wide open,” Kerry said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have no illusions. You don’t do this on the basis of somebody’s statements to you, you do it on the basis of actions that can be verified. And, moreover, we have kept the basic architecture of the sanctions is staying in place.”