The US secretary of state promises the pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC that the United States will stand firmly by Israel’s side in regard to the nuclear talks with Iran.
Kerry was speaking at the three-day annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington. AIPAC, which is tasked with protecting and implementing Israel’s policies, is the most powerful lobby in the US. According to Kerry, Washington’s eyes are wide open and it will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. Kerry added that Washington is seeking to get a deal that could get the job done. Iran maintains its nuclear program is entirely peaceful and repeated UN inspections have found no evidence of diversion.