Kerry: Iran Deal Will Make Israel Safer


john-kerrySecretary of State John Kerry today stated that the nonproliferation pact reached with Iran with regard to its nuclear program will make Israel safer.

“This negotiation is not the art of fantasy or the art of the ideal. It’s the art of the possible, which is verifiable and clear in its capacity to be able to make Israel and the region safer,” Kerry said on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.

Newsmax reports that when asked by Stephanopoulos why the accord doesn’t call for the immediate dismantling of centrifuges, Kerry answered, “You cannot sit there and pretend that you’re just going to get the thing you want while they continue to move towards the program that they’ve been chasing…

“While we go through these next six months, we will be negotiating the dismantling, we will be negotiating the limitations, but you can’t always start where you want to wind up… We both want to make it certain Iran cannot have a nuclear weapon and Iran cannot be in a place where they could break out and suddenly get that nuclear weapon,” Kerry said of the goal the United States shares with Israel.

“This is a hard road, and we will stand by Israel 100 percent, and I believe we will show that this particular approach has the ability to be able to garner greater, broader international support for whether or not Iran is, in fact, following through on its commitments or not,” Kerry said.

Kerry also said: “Israel is threatened by what has been going on in Iran. But I believe that from this day – for the next six months – Israel is in fact safer than it was yesterday because we now have a mechanism by which we are going to expand the amount of time in which they (the Iranians) can break out (toward making a nuclear bomb). We are going to have insights to their program that we didn’t have before…

“I believe that Israel in fact will be safer, providing we make sure that these … sanctions don’t get lifted in a way that reduces the pressure on Iran – and we don’t believe they will be, there’s very little sanctions relief here – that the basic architecture of the sanctions stays in place..

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. And, in the meantime, Supreme Leader Khameini is leading thousands chanting “Death to America! Death to Israel!”

    Go negotiate that, Mr. Kerry.

  2. Israel will be safer if Iran is unencumbered by sanctions and they can use nuclear materials??

    With that logic, we should also lift the sanctions on North Korea and allow their nuclear program to continue so that Japan, China, and the Pacific could be SAFER too!

    These appeasers have got their world view so totally upside-down its pathetic!