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July 24, 2015 1:36 pm

Rubio Asks Kerry: What Would US Do if Israel Launches Cyber Attack on Iran Nuclear Program?

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Secretary of State John Kerry (R), Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew defend their Iran deal at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Secretary of State John Kerry (R), Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew defend their Iran deal at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“If Israel conducts a cyber attack against the Iranian nuclear program are we (the U.S.) obligated to help them defend themselves against an Israel cyber attack?” senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, Business Insider reported.

Kerry responded vaguely, saying he was confidant Israel would not launch a cyber attack without coordinating it with the U.S.

“I don’t see any way possible that we would be in conflict with Israel with respect to what we might want to do there and we just have to wait until we get until that point,” he said, which the Business Insider analyzed as “referring to a future time at which Israel believes it’s necessary to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.”

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Kerry was addressing the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which held a four-and-a-half hour hearing over the Iran nuclear deal, with testimonies by Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew.

Rubio, who says he will vote to reject the Iran deal, told the Obama administration officials that the next administration will have no “legal or moral obligation” to uphold the Iran deal, reiterating GOP threats to ditch the deal and slap back sanctions if they win the White House in 2016.

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  • KENNETH C WILLIAMS

    YES!!! 🙂

  • TED WEISS

    this whole affair was mishandled from the begining .like in the
    past the issue of nuclear program should been kept quiet .without
    asking the permision from us should of attacked right away Iran
    ask questions later . Say nothing like they did with raq and Sirya this should of been a lesson for us all .US will never
    assist Israel on such edeavor, so why ask?In asking , they got all sorts of denials , obstructions political spins , underhanded sabotage by Obama adminstration ,and gave ample time and warning to Iran to be ready for an an attack and while Iran mastered a lot of military ALLIES ie Russia and now totally having its hands tied back by the treasenous deal signed and championed by Obama is practically impossible
    to attack a country that just signed a peace deal.

  • Keep your hands off Susya !

  • mair nae

    Does Israel need to wait Iran attacks him?
    That is unfair! Iran will be free to attack Israel either terorism or Nuclear but Israel won’t be able to attack Iran!!!!
    RIDICULOUS…..

  • zadimel

    A better question would be: What would the USA do if Israel launched a nuclear attack against the nuclear weapons sites,launch facilities and missile research and manufaturing facilities?

  • Mickey Oberman

    The US will probably do as it has in the past.
    Sit back and smugly deny Israel the necessities of battle.
    Then when it appears that Israel is about to vanquish its enemies the US will force Israel to quit.
    After which it will boast about what a good friend it is to Israel.
    And it will probably re-elect Obama or his clone.

    • Unfortunately thou are correct. However, the US knew nothing of Israel’s pre emptive actions untill after the fait accompli and so it will be in the future

  • Chris Rettenmoser

    Kerry is WORSE than the mullahs !!!!!!!!!

  • Monty Pogoda

    I don’t know if Rubio is running for president, but I am right behind him with whatever he does.

  • Valery

    In 1867, then Prime Minister of Prussia Otto von Bismarck (who, with parallels today, maintained German hegemony over Europe) famously said that politics is the art of the possible. If you don’t have to deal with a political opponent, you can dream up the perfect policy. But when you have an opponent, you have to set aside the dream and consider the political possibilities…

    • However if your opponent is a homicidal maniac wwho calls for your death and takes concrete steps to achieve this end then negotiation should be in the realm of destroying his capability before any negotiation,

  • DockyWocky

    That’s a dumb question. Obama, the Emperor of the U.S. would immediately condemn any Izzy attack on his Iranian employers – cyber, conventional, or nuclear.

    Why the good people of the U.S. keep putting up with this obvious agent of radical islam remains beyond comprehension.

  • Stuart Getz

    Vote No on this Deal We are trying to make with Iran!!!!

  • Jacques Bertrand

    The current American government is not only an enemy of Israel. It is an enemy to the interests of the American people.

  • Julian Tepper

    The predicate for Rubio’s query is to be found in the Agreement’s language which says as much.

    Thus, Rubio’s intent was to learn if the Agreement means what it appears to say.

    Kerry is a coward for ducking the question.

    The USA used to deserve better.

    Now that its citizens repeated their mistake of 2008, I am not so sure.

    Julian Tepper
    Brooklyn, NY

  • schm0e
  • Sofia

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s response to Marco Rubio, that if Israel tried to defend itself would the USA come to the defend to Iran, and he couldn’t answer –
    So now here we have the Secretary of State John Kerry in the pockets of the Mullahs who scream
    “Death to America”
    What is it that is wrong with this picture?

    And President Obama is in Kenya visiting his relatives at this very important time? Really?

  • Such an attack would certainly take a byte out of Israel’s relationship with the Untied (deliberate typo) States.

  • enufizenuf

    “Kerry responded vaguely, saying he was confidant Israel would not launch a cyber attack without coordinating it with the U.S.”
    Why would the US want to coordinate a cyber attack on a country they just signed a treaty with and from whom so much money can be made.
    The only cyber attack Israel is going to launch on iran will come about three minutes before the power grid is brought down, the military bases and missile installations destroyed, and the nuclear facilities made permanently uninhabitable. Hopefully Israel will jail the American spies and blindside US intelligence gathering efforts to report any preparations to Al-Obama and his Jew-hating zombies so they can’t inform iran ahead of time.

  • Carla Isselmann

    It is even worse than that: if Israel, brave and alone, attacks Iran and the nuclear sites, then, it is stated in the deal, will the USA come with military might to assist the…Ayatholla’s !

    You call that a deal? A deal by a Nobelprice -winner? That price is a farce….

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