He said there is more chance of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East without the recently negotiated deal.
The deal was reached in Vienna last week after tough negotiations between Iran and the permanent Security Council members – Britain, China, France, Russian Federation and the United States – plus Germany. President Obama has promised to veto any resolution opposing the deal.
Support for the Iran deal has increased and Americans tend to want their senators to back it. But few are convinced it will make America – or Israel – safer.
As the White House campaign to persuade Congress about the wisdom of its Iran nuclear deal moves into its second week, important components of the complex agreement are emerging that will be shrouded from the public and in some cases from the U.S. government itself.
John Kerry also said that the “dynamic of Syria” needs to be changed in order to kill off the Daesh militant group. Netanyahu has also said that Iran would use funds from sanctions relief to threaten and attack Israel. “The threat of the secretary of state who, in the past, warned that Israel was in danger of becoming an apartheid state, can not deter us from fulfilling our national duty to oppose this risky deal”.
Kerry reportedly found himself facing a critical and skeptical crowd of about 120 Jewish leaders at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and was peppered with questions from Israel supporters. Parliament were given 60 days to review and understand the deal. Everything that we have prevented will then start taking place, and all the voluntary rollbacks of their program will be undone, Kerry told the lawmakers. And what Iran will decide to do is dig deeper because Israel doesn’t have the ability to stop, nor do we, unless we went to all out war and literally annihilated Iran which I don’t are hear people talking about.
“By and large our two intelligence communities, the Israeli enterprise and we, are pretty much in agreement on Iran’s capabilities and intentions”, Clapper said.
Zarif further maintained that he had repeatedly told Kerry during the negotiations that Iranians would never show strong reaction to US policies without a good reason.
The declaration that Israel will not be committed to the agreement is unnecessary, and many even see it as ridiculous. On the contrary, that would only would result in leaving America’s staunchest Middle Eastern ally more isolated while allowing Iran to continue to race for a bomb.
Moreover, former AmbassadorEric Edelman reminded us, “The administration used to say that a bad deal was worse than no deal, but they have now switched over to a new line – this deal, whatever its flaws, is better than no deal, and the only alternative is war”.
The vitriolic exchanges on Capitol Hill reflected a hardening of positions as Congress opened a 60-day review of the deal considered crucial to its fate.