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Kerry says Netanyahu’s reaction to nuke deal ‘over the top’

Responding to earlier remarks by Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu who dubbed the Iran deal “a stunning historic mistake,” US Secretary of State John Kerry says that the Israeli premier’s comments are “way over the top.”

US State Secretary John Kerry addresses a press conference of the Palais Coburg Hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on July 9, 2015. (AFP/JOE KLAMAR)
US State Secretary John Kerry addresses a press conference of the Palais Coburg Hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on July 9, 2015. (AFP/JOE KLAMAR)

“[Netanyahu] said the same thing about the interim agreement and he was wrong. The fact is, is that he’s frankly been making comments that are way over the top,” Kerry tells MSNBC.

“He doesn’t even know what the concessions are that we have not engaged in, because we haven’t made concessions,” Kerry says.

Channel 2 quotes a US source as saying that Netanyahu’s entreaties are falling on deaf ears.

“Nobody pays any heed to Netanyahu’s declarations; nobody is listening to him,” the source says.

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