November 29, 2017

Kerry: Israel, Egypt pushed US before deal to ‘bomb Iran’

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State John Kerry says both Israel and Egypt pushed the United States to “bomb Iran” before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck.

Kerry is defending the deal during a forum in Washington. He says kings and foreign presidents told the U.S. that bombing was the only language Iran would understand. But Kerry says that was “a trap” in many ways because the same countries would have publicly criticized the U.S. if it bombed. Read more.

Washington Post

Related,
- Israel, Egypt Pushed U.S. to Bomb Iran Before Nuclear Deal, John Kerry Says - Haaretz
- Kerry: Israel, Egypt, Saudis pushed US to bomb Iran before nuke deal - Times of Israel

- Netanyahu Needs a War. He Needs It to Be With Iran. And He Needs It Soon (paywall) - Haaretz

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