Washington - Israel Says It Won't Be Swayed By Kerry's Intimidation Tactics On Iran Nuclear Accord
Washington D.C. - On Saturday, an Israeli official fired back at what he called ‘intimidation’ tactics by US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying that Israel will not be prevented from voicing its criticism of the Iran nuclear accord.
In a statement to NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1MPOSN9) the Israeli official, who spoke anonymously, called Kerry’s comments “regrettable,” but said that Israel will not cease in “voicing our concerns” over the deal that “poses a direct threat to Israel’s security.”
Speaking before the Council of Foreign Relations in New York on Friday, Kerry said Israel might face becoming “more isolated” if the international community blames it for Congress blocking the accord.
State Department spokesman John Kirby denied Kerry issued veiled threats towards Israel, saying that Kerry simply stated a fact that both the deal and international support for increased sanctions against Iran will “fall apart” if Congress rejects the accord.
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