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Israel, Egypt pushed US to bomb Iran before 2015 nuclear deal: John Kerry

Kerry says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was 'genuinely agitating toward action'

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Israel, Egypt pushed US to bomb Iran before 2015 nuclear deal: John Kerry

says both and 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 US 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 criticised the US if it bombed.


Kerry says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "genuinely agitating toward action."

Kerry says he doesn't know whether Iran will resume pursuing a nuclear weapon in 10 to 15 years after restrictions in the deal sunset. But he says it was the best deal the US could get.

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First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 09:32 IST
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