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Kerry Pressures Congress: Israel ‘More Isolated And More Blamed’ if Iran Deal Fails

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Secretary of State John Kerry accused opponents of the Iran deal of acting out of “fear” and “emotion” Friday at The Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Kerry said he worries if Congress does not approve the negotiated terms it could negatively impact Israel’s position in the region. “I believe Israel is safer, I believe the region is safer, I think the world is safer,” Kerry said. He also said Congress failing to give approval would be a “statement that when the executive department negotiates it doesn’t mean anything anymore because we have 535 secretaries of State.”