by Benson Agoha | Iran Nuclear Deal
It will be a huge mistake if Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) attack Iran's Nuclear facility, according to US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
|US Secretary of State, John Kerry defended the Nuclear|
deal on NBC's TODAY show on Fricay, 24/07/2015
In a report by the Times of Israel, John Kerry said Friday that any future Israeli military action against Iran over its nuclear program would be a “huge mistake.”
Kerry, who was answering questions on NBC's TODAY show said: “That’d be an enormous mistake, a huge mistake with grave consequences for Israel and for the region, and I don’t think it’s necessary.”
He had been asked to say if the nuclear deal signed between the world powers and Iran last week in Vienna would make it more likely that Israel would attempt an attack. He said “Iran would then have a reason to say, ‘Well, this is why we need the bomb.'”
In his NBC interview Friday, Kerry who led the negotiations said the agreement was the best the White House could get with a country it doesn’t trust. “There is no trust — no no no. This is not based on trust,” he said on the TODAY show.
“That’s what’s important to understand. Everything in this agreement is verifiable. It is a process by which we will know what they’re doing.”
“There is a lot of politics going on. The more people learn about this agreement, the more people are learning this is the only viable alternative to be able to control Iran’s already existing nuclear program."
"People forget, when President [Barack] Obama came into office and when I became secretary of state, Iran already had in the tens of thousands of centrifuges. They already had fissile material, enough for 10 to 12 bombs. What we’ve done is roll that program back and provide a capacity to have inspectors going forward so we will know what Iran is doing.”
Israel and Saudi Arabia are not happy with the Nuclear Deal which is reportedly set to enrich Iran with billions of dollars in exchange for halting (Israel say slowing) it's nuclear programme.
* by Benson Agoha (with report and contribution from via Times of Israel).