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  11/24/2013, Kislev 21, 5774

Kerry: Iran Deal 'Safer For Israel'


The deal struck Sunday between Iran and world powers will help - not hurt - Israel's security, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Sunday morning to AFP. "The comprehensive agreement will make the world safer ... and Israel safer," Kerry told reporters.

Ahead of the deal, Israel had issued repeated warnings that any easing of sanctions against Iran could enable it to acquire atomic weapons. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called the deal "a bad deal" and has publicly kept the option of a strike on a nuclear Iran open - with Israeli public support.