Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hill: Secretary Kerry Appeared Dismissive of Congressional Concerns During Iran Briefing

Rep. Hill: I was interested in talking about for a minute the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) annexes to the agreement. Secretary Kerry was really quite dismissive of those in the briefing of Congress earlier this afternoon. What amount of importance should we put on the Iranian document with IAEA in terms of studying as a part of fully understanding the verification regime?

Mr. Heinonen: I think it is one of the most important activities; I have been dealing with Iran [for 12 years]. One of the most difficult things was to get things written down on paper. What was not written, what was not specified, was allowed. So therefore, I think all those documents should be available for IA member states. I don’t see any technical reason why those should be a secret.

Mr. Olli Heinonen is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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