Kerry: Israeli action against Iran would be ‘huge mistake’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it would be a huge mistake if Israel decided to take unilateral military action against Iran over its nuclear program in the future.


Kerry was asked in an NBC “Today” show interview if the nuclear deal reached last week between would make it more likely that Israel might attempt a military or cyber attack on Tehran.


“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 said.


Meanwhile US President Barack Obama on Friday admitted the lifting of sanctions resulting from the nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran earlier this month would provide Tehran with higher military funding, but added that despite a shortage of resources the Islamic Republic never ceased to fund terror groups such as Hezbollah.


“Does the IRGC [Revolutionary Guards] or the Quds Force have more resources [as a result of the deal]? Probably, as the economy in Iran improves. But the challenge that we’ve had, when it comes to Hezbollah, for example, aiming rockets into Israel is not a shortage of resources,” Obama said in an interview with the BBC.


“Iran has shown itself to be willing, even in the midst of real hardship, to fund what they consider to be strategy priorities.”


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