A trio of House Republicans asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday to clarify whether Tehran will be forced to account for past attempts to develop a nuclear weapon before getting relief from international sanctions.

In a letter, Reps. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Lee Zeldin of New York asked Kerry to explain the apparent contradiction between the administration's past insistence that Iran must come clean on its past nuclear work and reports that Tehran would get sanctions relief without doing so.

"Unfortunately, it appears that the American people were misled," the lawmakers wrote.

"The administration's position on [possible military dimensions] has either changed, or you never intended to insist that Iran resolve the PMD issue before providing sanctions relief."

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