Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Kerry Acknowledges Iran ‘May’ Use Weapons Obtained Through Deal to Kill Americans, Israelis.
Kerry Acknowledges Iran ‘May’ Use Weapons Obtained Through Deal to Kill Americans, Israelis. (CNSNews).
Secretary of State John Kerry conceded on Tuesday that Iran “may” use weapons that it will acquire as a result of restrictions being lifted under the nuclear agreement to kill Americans and Israelis.
Appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about recent belligerent statements by Iranian leaders.
“Less than two weeks ago Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led a rally that was frequently punctuated by chants of ‘Death to America!’ and ‘Death to Israel!’ observed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
“Do you believe his comments accurately reflect Iranian government goals?” he asked Kerry.
“I think they reflect an attitude and a rhetorical excess, but I see no evidence that they have a policy that is implementing that against us at this point in time.”
Asked whether he believes Iran is the world’s biggest sponsor of terror, Kerry replied that he does.
Brooks then asked the secretary of state whether he believes that the Iranians “will use the conventional weapons made available by the Iran nuclear treaty to kill Americans or Israelis?”
“Well, they may, they may,” Kerry said, adding that the U.S. has, ever since the embassy hostage crisis in 1979, “put sanctions in place specifically because of their support for terror, because of their abuse of human rights.”
“Okay, I understand that,” Brooks said. “You answered my question when you said, ‘Yes, they may.’” Read the full story here.