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July 24, 2015 9:31 am

Kerry: Israeli Military Strike Against Iran Would be ‘Enormous Mistake’

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Secretary of State John Kerry said it would be  a big mistake for Israel to take action against Iran over its nuclear program. Photo: Twitter.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it would be a big mistake for Israel to take action against Iran over its nuclear program. Photo: Twitter. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry believes that it would an “enormous mistake” for Israel to launch airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“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,” Kerry told NBC’s Today Show.

Kerry is on a political and media blitz to sell the Iran nuclear deal to a skeptical Congress and to the American public. Congress has 60 days to review the agreement, and President Barack Obama has threatened to veto any resolution that does not support the deal.

Kerry told NBC that the nuclear deal is the only viable way to control Iran’s nuclear program.

“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,” he said.

On Friday, Kerry also met with leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the American Jewish Committee to discuss “the U.S.-Israel relationship and regional issues,” the State Department said.

Many American Jewish groups have expressed concern about the nuclear deal. Notably, the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee has launched a massive campaign to lobby Congress and the general public against the deal.

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  • Ezra


    Your generalizations and platitudes are not of very real help. I would agree that world support would be a big problem for Israel, but if forced to attack Iran to protect itself, reasonable people and some world leaders would hail it. I can assure you of one thing, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and The Emirates would be delighted.

    It’s one thing to live 7 thousand miles distance from Iran and possessing the biggest guns on the planet, and it’s a totally different calculation when you live 10-15 minutes from a missile launched and aimed at your wife and children. Imagine yourself in this scenario and then repeat what you’ve said without sounding foolish.

  • Julian Clovelley

    It would be the end of Israel in that the loss of world support would be enormous.

    The reality is that Israel needs total cultural reform of its entire worldview at every level including its clinging to religious myth as an excuse for bad behaviour

    • Tal


      Go ahead and gamble with your own people’s lives, not mine. Israel had no real word support when it struck the Iraqi nuclear facility or the Syrian facility. It is not our job to justify anything to you. We will defend our citizens as needed. These types of weapons do not belong in the hands of the most unstable governments in the world.

      The reality is that the country which oppresses women, hangs homosexuals from construction cranes, funded terrorist groups in Yemem, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, took American hostages, bombed foreign embassy’s and constantly declares it’s intent to destroy and dominate it’s neighbors needs total cultural reform. And wouldn’t you know that’s Iran.

      People like you lead to situations like WWII.