State Dept: ‘Confident’ We Don’t Need to See the Side Deals

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that the State Department is confident that it doesn’t need to see the side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to know everything in those side deals.

A reporter asked Toner whether the State Department has been thoroughly briefed on the deal.

"Are you confident that you have been briefed on all the most crucial details and that is what you’re telling the American people that you don’t need to see the document because you know everything that is in there?" the reporter asked.

"Yeah, we are confident," Toner said. "This is not unique to Iran. The IAEA has these types of deals with countries all around the world."

The reporter then asked if these side agreements were of concern given that Iranian leaders have expressed to destroy Israel and the United States.

"It is very common for these type of agreements to exist," Toner said. "There is nothing secretive about them."