John Kerry: ‘The People of Israel Will Be Safer With This Deal’

Wednesday at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, in a speech promoting President Barack Obama’s Nuclear Agreement with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry touted the deal by proclaiming Israel will be safer with the deal.

“I have bowed my head at the Western Wall and prayed for peace for Israel, for the region, and for the world,” Kerry said. “I take a backseat to no one in my commitment to the security of Israel. A commitment I have demonstrated through my 28-plus years in the Senate, and as secretary of state. I am fully conscious of the existential nature of the choice Israel must make. I understand the conviction that Israel, more than any other country, simply cannot afford a mistake and defending its security. And well I respectfully disagree with Prime Minister Netanyahu about the benefits of the agreement, I do not question his instincts, the basis of his concern, or that of any Israeli. But I have also — I am also convinced, as is President Obama, our senior defense and military leaders, and even many former Israeli military and intelligence officials, that this agreement puts us on the right path to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. The people of Israel will be safer with this deal. And the same is true for the people throughout the region.”

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