(i14 News Agency) – Former secretary of state says he met with Netanyahu, then-Saudi King Abdullah and then-Egyptian president Mubarak who all told him ‘you have to bomb Iran, it’s the only thing they are going to understand,’ with the Israeli PM ‘genuinely agitating toward action.’
Former Secretary of State John Kerry says both Israel and Egypt pushed the United States to “bomb Iran” before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck.
Defending the deal during a forum in Washington, Kerry said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “genuinely agitating toward action.”
While he was chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry met with Netanyahu, Saudi King Abdullah and then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
“Each of them said to me, ‘you have to bomb Iran, it’s the only thing they are going to understand,'” he said.
“I remember the conversation with president Mubarak,” Kerry added. “I looked at him and I said, ‘That’s easy for you to say. I bet you’d be the first guy to criticize us for doing it.’ And he said, ‘Of course’ (and laughed).”
But Kerry said that was “a trap” in many ways because the same countries would have publicly criticized the US if it bombed.
“Without exaggeration, the likelihood is very high that we would have been in a conflict (without the deal),” he noted.
(i14 News Agency) – A worker was injured in a blast of a landmine planted by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Souran town in Hama northern countryside.
A source at Hama Police Command said that one of the workers at Hama Electricity Company sustained injuries in his eye and different parts of his body when a landmine planted by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists went off while he was performing his job in Souran town, northern countryside.
The source added that the worker was transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Hama City to receive the required treatment, adding that” his situation is stable according to the medical cadre at the hospital.”
A child was killed, two others were injured in explosion of landmines left behind by ISIS terrorists in Hasaka and Deir Ezzor countryside.
In Hasaka southern countryside, a nine -year- old child was killed in teh explosion of a landmine planted by ISIS terrorists in the agricultural farms in al-Shadadi area.
Two childern were seriously injured in al-Shahil city in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside due to an explosion of landmine planted by ISIS terrorists.
(i14 News Agency) – Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi said resistance and legitimate defense were the only possible ways to confront dominance of the occupying enemy and putting an end to the Zionist aggression.
Bahram Ghasemi, Spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the remarks of the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 29.
“Undoubtedly, Zionist plots to obliterate the Palestinian cause are doomed to failure,” he underlined.
The official went on to state that “for nearly seventy years after occupation of the Palestinian territories and establishment of a Zionist oppressive regime, the oppressed and defenseless Palestinian nation has seen nothing but oppression, intrusion, occupation, displacement, crime, killing, racial cleansing and apartheid.”
Ghasemi added that during these years, when the Palestinian people were deprived of their basic and most fundamental rights, there were few people standing beside them and hearing their righteous voice; “as a sad consequence, the occupying regime of Israel has violated all the obvious human and legal principles by continuously committing genocide, state terrorism and crimes against humanity and by openly scoffing at international peace and security.”
FM spokesman later asserted that “over the past seven decades, the Palestinian history has shown that legitimate resistance and legitimacy are the only ways to confront dominance of the occupying enemy and to end the Zionist aggression as well as occupation of the occupied territories in a bid to pave the path for return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland.
“We believe that relying on the will of Palestinian people is the only solution to the chronic crisis, and a referendum with presence of all Palestinians, including Muslims, Christians and indigenous Jews, remains a fair, legal and human strategy which is based on accepted international principles including the United Nations Charter.”
At the end of his remarks, Ghasemi pointed out that the great nation of Iran has always emphasized its solidarity with the Palestinian people on all hard days and has never stopped supporting aspirations of these oppressed people. Undoubtedly, support of the Iranian government and nation of Palestinians will continue, as before, until full victory of the Palestinian people and liberation of all occupied lands, and certainly, Zionist plots to obliterate the Palestinian cause will prove futile.