CBS News reporter Major Garrett might have momentarily tripped up President Obama yesterday as he was taking his victory lap at a press briefing about the Iran nuclear deal, but today’s briefing by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman was a much calmer affair.
Sherman, the United States’ lead negotiator, praised her team as “unsung heroes” in the negotiation progress and described the result as “a very good deal.”
Sherman wasn’t about to be surprised by questions about the hostages being held in Iran.
Fun fact: Sherman maintains that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, “whose organization is drenched in American blood,” was not granted sanction relief as part of the deal; that was indeed a different Qasem Soleimani, a uranium mine executive.
Funny, but not factual whatsoever: Sherman praised President Obama for supporting Israel more than any other U.S. president.
Earlier Thursday, in a conference call with Israeli diplomatic reporters, Sherman explained the confusion around the term “anywhere/anytime” in regard to inspections. “I think this is one of those circumstances where we have all been rhetorical form time to time,” she said.