Skip to comments.Kerry Warns Iran: The Clock is Ticking
Posted on 06/01/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The clock is ticking, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran on Friday, adding that Israel will do what is necessary to defend itself against the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Speaking to reporters at a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Kerry said that he is not optimistic that Iran's upcoming presidential election will result in any change in the country's nuclear ambitions.
"I do not have high expectations that the election is going to change the fundamental calculus of Iran," Kerry said. "This is not a portfolio that is in the hands of a new president or the president; it's in the hands of the supreme leader. And the supreme leader ultimately will make that decision, I believe."
Kerry said the U.S. would continue to pursue a peaceful resolution to the impasse but warned that time is running out. Iran's persistent defiance of international demands to come clean about its nuclear program makes the world more dangerous, he said.
"Iran needs to understand that the clock is ticking," warned Kerry.
"Every month it goes by gets more dangerous. And the reality is that Israel will do what it needs to do to defend itself," he stressed.
Meanwhile on Friday, the departments of State and Treasury unveiled new sanctions on Iran, which hit companies in the Persian Gulf, Cyprus and elsewhere for helping blacklisted Iranian firms succeed in everything from securing new planes to concealing the origin of banned crude exports.
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Kerry sounds “Hawkish”. Did he serve in Vietnam by any chance?
Kerry no one takes you or your administration seriously. I could run a better foreign policy than you and I didn’t even finish high school.
Sure. Two tours of duty, because when he was in the deep water navy, his ship crossed into Vietnamese territorial waters a few times. When he switched to swift boats, he got three purple hearts and a silver star, dontcha know?/s
Kerry has put Iran on Orange Alerch.
It’s nice of Kerry to threaten Iran with what Israel will do.
Which means we won’t do squat.
Kerry has a lot of nerve threatening Iran with what Israel will do.
I heard he was in Vietnam. But rumor has it he was recruited by the North!
OMG. The US threatening to unleash Israel on an enemy of civilization. I fear for the world.
Is Lurch gonna throw his medals at the Mullahs?
As Lurch would say: Uuuuuuuuuh.
He heard a loud noise and ducked under the table. Turned out somebody dropped a book on the floor.
MORE sanctions! That’ll fix ‘em.
I believe Kerry is more ChickenHawkish...
I’ve got another riddle for you...
I can see I need to eat more ketchup so I can tan like that!
BiBi needs to issue a statement that Kerry does not speak for Isreal and They can issue our own threats.
.....and if that doesn't work, Obama will draw a Red Line!
oh no! Not the RED LINE? That’s too evil!
Reminder to Doc a before e!! Israel!