Nov 16, 2013

Kerry Tells Republican Senators: "Ignore Anything the Israelis Say" About Iran Talks

Robert SpencerBy Robert Spencer
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John Kerry

Senators Told to 'Ignore Israel' on Iran

(Arutz Sheva)—Republican senators who were briefed on Wednesday about recent talks with Iran were reportedly told to "ignore anything the Israelis say" about the issue, BuzzFeed reports.

Members of the Senate Banking Committee who spoke to the website after a briefing by Secretary of State John Kerry and lead Iran negotiator Wendy Sherman sharply criticized the presentation.

The briefing came as part of an ongoing appeal by the Obama administration to the Senate to hold off on a new round of sanctions against Iran.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Il.), a member of the Banking Committee, described the briefing as "very unconvincing" and, in what seems more disturbing, he said it was also "anti-Israeli".

"I was supposed to disbelieve everything the Israelis had just told me, and I think the Israelis probably have a pretty good intelligence service," Kirk told BuzzFeed. He added that the Israelis had told him that the "total changes proposed set back the program by 24 days."

A Senate aide familiar with the meeting told the website that "every time anybody would say anything about what would the Israelis say they'd get cut off and Kerry would say, 'You have to ignore what they're telling you, stop listening to the Israelis on this.'"

"They had no details," the aide told BuzzFeed. "They had no ability to verify anything, to describe anything, to answer basic questions." ...