(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Thursday that any nuclear deal the Obama administration signs with Iran would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Blinken, accompanied by Adam Szubin, acting Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, came to Capitol Hill as his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, was in a fourth day of talks with Iranian officials aimed at closing the remaining gaps in the two countries' positions.
"The negotiations have been substantive and intense," Blinken told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We've made some progress on the core issues. Significant gaps remain on some of the other issues."
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