Kerry: ‘Iran Is Hoping You Look The Other Way’ On Syria


In his testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers that the Iranian leadership wants them to vote against a military strike in Syria.

“Iran is hoping you look the other way,” Kerry said. “Our inaction would surely give them a permission slip.”

Kerry listed several other countries and groups — including Hezbollah and North Korea — that he said would take American inaction as “impunity” to seek out and use chemical or even nuclear weapons.

“They are all listening for our silence,” Kerry said.