During a press avail after an event in Iowa Tuesday, Hillary Clinton decided against weighing in on the ongoing Iran negotiations, which were pushed into double overtime when the two sides could not reach a resolution by the Tuesday deadline.
When pressed by The New York Times’ Amy Chozick, Clinton said it wouldn’t be “useful” for her to offer up her two cents while the negotiations are on going, adding that she believes she’s been “very clear” in her stance that Iran must not obtain a nuclear weapon.
AMY CHOZICK: Secretary Clinton, do you agree with John Kerry’s assessment that Iran disclosing it’s past military experimentation with nuclear technology is is less important than curbing future use, and you would you agree with an agreement that did not make Iran come clean on its past activities?
HILLARY CLINTON: You know, Amy, I don’t think it’s useful for me to publicly comment on right on what the negotiations are attempting to resolve. I think I’ve been very clear that we must never permit Iran to have a nuclear weapon. I’m very proud of the role I played in building the coalition and the sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table. But there are a number of issues that are critically important. There needs to be full transparency, disclosure and verifiable inspections going forward and, certainly, any part of the Iranian nuclear or military establishment that has anything to do with the program past present and future needs to be subject to that.