U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke directly to Israelis on television Saturday night to denounce what he called “hysteria” over the emerging deal with Iran to ensure it does not reach nuclear capability.
The question is: Who is more hysterical, opponents to the deal, whom Iran is helping with increasingly belligerency, or the Obama administration that is offering the same sales pitch every day?
Two days after Vice-President Joe Biden told a Washington-based think tank that the proposed deal is not about trust but about verifications of Iran’s nuclear development, Kerry told Israel’s Channel that Israel can be assured that “we will be able to know what Iran is doing and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon.”
There’s a lot of hysteria about this deal. People really need to look at the facts, and they need to look at the science behind those facts.
It is not clear what he meant by “science” unless he was referring to the promises that inspectors will be on duty “24/7” in Iran, which for years has pulled the wool over the eyes of every United Nations effort to inspect what is going in at its nuclear facilities, at least the one which are known.
Kerry stated Saturday night, “I say this again – we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran’s pathways to a bomb and that doesn’t give us the confidence – to all of our experts and global experts – that we will be able to know what Iran is doing and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon….
“We will have inspectors in there every single day. That’s not a 10-year deal. That’s forever. There have to be inspections.”
Iran last month declared categorically that no inspectors will be allowed at its military sites.
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Hassan Fairuz Abadi declared:
The armed forces will not allow anyone to enter military sites.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out any “extraordinary supervision measures.”
President Obama has dismisses Iran’s statements that contradict last month’s temporary agreement as nothing more than talk for domestic use only.