Kerry: ‘No Daylight’ Between U.S. and Israel – Video

Posted on Tue 11/26/2013 by

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Following a historic deal with Iran, Kerry told Stephanopoulos on “This Week” that there was no daylight between the United States and its closest Middle East ally when it came to Iran’s controversial nuclear program.

“Israel and the United States absolutely share the same goal here,” Kerry said. “There is no daylight between us with respect to what we want to achieve, at this point. We both want to make it certain Iran cannot have a nuclear weapon. And Iran cannot be in a place where they can break out and suddenly get that nuclear weapon.

“The deal is the beginning and first step,” he said. “It leads us into the negotiation — so that we guarantee that while we are negotiating for the dismantling, while we are negotiating for the tougher positions, they will not grow their program and their capacity to threaten Israel. Israel will actually gain a larger breathing space in terms of the breakout capacity of Iran. It’s just clear.”

Following the deal reached between Iran and six countries in Geneva.

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More like there is no honor between the US and Israel – and it’s not Israel who is acting dishonorably.


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we’ve just seen the Israeli Prime Minister BB netanyahu call it a bad deal
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are you confident you can convince into respected
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and that Israel will not take unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear
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program
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the well actually Israel in United States absolutely share the same goal
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here
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there’s no daylight between us with respect to what we want to achieve at
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this point we both want to make it certain
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haran cannot have a nuclear weapon and the way around cannot be in a place
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where they could break out
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and suddenly get that right she says they still won’t do it has
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that’s not accurate the deal is the beginning and first step
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it leads us into the negotiation so that we guarantee that while we are
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negotiating for the dismantling
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while we’re negotiating for the tougher provisions
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they will not grow the program in their capacity
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to threaten Israel israel actually gain
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a a larger breathing space in terms of the breakout capacity
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overran this is clear the US has pledged in the steel to hold off on new
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sanctions for six more months the president said now is not the time
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for new sanctions are you confident you can convince congress not to pass new
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sanctions
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and if they do with the president veto them well
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George I believe congress will recognize that this deal
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actually has a great deal about it said that and I look forward to going up and
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working with our colleagues on the hill
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in order to try to persuade them that
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this is not the moment to increase sanctions I’m confident that this
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congress examines what we’ve been able to achieve here
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that as they measure the fact that that if you didn’t do what we’re doing
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they would be marching forward and party more centrifuges and
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enriching more moving closer to a weapon
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what we have done absolutely unequivocally
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allows us to get into four now know what they’re doing and that Richmond stop the
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enrichment and if they’re not prepared to do the things necessary
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to be able to have a peaceful program truly peaceful
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and provable as such then did that the sanctions can be turned back up
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and of course he always has every other option available doing this commander in
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chief
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finally mister sector used emerge from the first face to face negotiations with
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Iranian since 1979
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his the US now heading towards a normal relationship
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with Iran and how do you reconcile your experience with the words and their
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supreme leader who causes real
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a rabid dog and accuses the United States war crimes the well obviously
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those are all those are the most insulting and on acceptable terms with
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the
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obviously that goes without stating that we don’t accept that guy terminology we
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hope that that’s not going to be
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part in the future but we’re not gonna sit around then deal with hopes
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forwards and and and and pretend that there’s trust where
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it has to be built over a long period of time so we have no allusions
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this is not gonna change in one fell swoop in overnight
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we have a long building process to engage in here
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we need to put to test Iran’s
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words and intentions without any
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cobwebs without any you know live false assumptions without any illusions
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this is a hard road that we will stand by Israel
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100 percent and I believe we will show
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that the this particular approach i has the ability to be able to garner greater
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broader
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international support for whether or not Iran
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is in fact following through on its commitments
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or not if you ultimately have to hold them accountable
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because they’re not doing it you have to be able to show that you’ve gone through
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all the diplomatic avenues available before considering other alternatives
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mister sheck shine a been going around the clock thank you very much for taking
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the time to be with us