Secretary of State John Kerry, who broke his leg May 31 while cycling in Switzerland, is recuperating at home and anxious to return in person to nuclear talks with Iran. Kerry has told reporters that it’s a difficult negotiation, but forgetting about Iran’s history of nuclear weapons research should help speed things along.
The Associated Press reports today that Kerry, addressing reporters via a video link from his home in Boston, said that the United States and its negotiating partners are “not fixated on Iran specifically accounting for what they did at one point in time or another.”
“We know what they did,” he said, adding, “What we’re concerned about is going forward.”
The negotiators might not be concerned with Iran’s history with nukes, but that doesn’t mean others aren’t.
Kerry has insisted that recuperating at home hasn’t kept him from working; he’s probably clearing off a shelf tonight to make room for that Nobel Peace Prize.