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November 19, 2013 9:54 am

Kerry Denies Iran Deal ‘Will Put Israel at Additional Risk’

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Photo: WikiCommons.

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Photo: WikiCommons.

Jerusalem Post – Amid a row with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday rebuffed remarks made by the premier that a partial deal with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program would jeopardize Israel’s security interests. In a press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, Kerry said nuclear negotiations in Geneva between world powers and Iran would in contrast reduce the risk faced by Israel.

“I have great respect for [Netanyahu’s] concerns about his country,” Kerry said, adding that “I can assure those friends and everybody else watching this that nothing that we are doing here, in my judgment, will put Israel at any additional risk.”

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