Kerry sent Netanyahu a warning today not to leak any details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the US and Iran, because it might make it harder to get a ‘good deal’ or something:
YAHOO NEWS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut Iran nuclear negotiations that resume on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case against his diplomacy before the U.S. Congress.
Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were to meet in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux for up to three days of negotiations about restraining the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
Both sides postured and suggested that the other would be to blame if the talks fail to meet an end-March deadline, for a framework agreement, with Kerry saying Iran must be prepared to compromise and Zarif calling for the total lifting of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as part of any final deal.
Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Kerry struck a delicate balance between defending Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, which Washington has long accused of anti-Israel bias, and also suggesting the Israelis not undermine the diplomacy.
“We are concerned by reports that suggest selective details of the ongoing negotiations will be discussed publicly in the coming days,” he said, apparently alluding to Netanyahu’s planned Tuesday speech to U.S. lawmakers.
“Doing so would make it more difficult to reach the goal that Israel and others say they share in order to get to a good deal,” Kerry said. “Israel’s security is absolutely at the forefront of all of our minds, but frankly so is the security of all of the other countries in the region. So is our security.”
The only good deal with Iran would be no deal, along with our warships and Air Force on the ready to start bombing Iranian nuclear facilities. Anything else would be a bad deal.
As John Bolton said this morning on Fox News, Iran would violate any nuclear deal the US makes with them before the ink is even dry.