Kerry slams ‘hysteria’ over Iran deal, vows ‘forever’ inspections of nuke sites

United States Secretary of State John Kerry appealed directly to the Israeli public on Saturday evening, telling Channel 10 that the Obama administration would abide by its pledge to deny Iran a nuclear weapon.

“I say this again – we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran’s pathways to a bomb and that doesn’t give us the confidence – to all of our experts and global experts – that we will be able to know what Iran is doing and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon,” Kerry said.

“President [Barack] Obama has absolutely pledged they will not get a nuclear weapon,” the secretary said. “I believe that where we are heading will in fact protect Israel.”

Washington’s top diplomat said that the parameters of the emerging agreement in Iran would give the West access to key nuclear installations in the Islamic Republic – well beyond the 10- or 15-year period discussed as a possible shelf life of the deal.


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