Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kerry cites IDF Chief of Staff in defending Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday cited comments by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot as proof that the nuclear deal with Iran has improved Israel's security, Haaretz reported.

Kerry's comments came at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, in which he said the deal signed between Iran and six world powers in July cut off all of Iran's pathways to a nuclear bomb, "thereby making the world safer for us and our allies."

"And if you doubt that,” Kerry told the members of the Committee, “read the speech by General Eizenkot, the head of the IDF forces of Israel, who recently, at a security conference in Israel, said that now, because of this agreement, there is no longer an existential threat to Israel from Iran with respect to the nuclear threat.” (READ MORE)