(THE HILL) — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that an interim nuclear deal with Iran has strengthened Israel’s national security.
“Israel is safer today because of the interim agreement we created,” Kerry said on ABC’s This Week. “It is to guarantee that we will know that Iran cannot develop a nuclear weapon under the procedure that we’re putting in place.”
Kerry’s comments come amid grave concerns in Israel over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington, D.C. on Sunday and will address the issue before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.
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“My responsibility is to worry not only about the state of Israel, but also the future of the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said on Saturday. “And for that reason, we are strongly opposed to the agreement being formulated between the world powers and Iran that could endanger Israel’s very existence.”