Ash Carter: Military option still on table with Iran


U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 does not prevent Washington from using military force against Iran if it deems a military option necessary.

Carter made the remarks before arriving in Tel Aviv for talks with Israeli leaders who have been angered by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1. But Carter made it clear that his visit is not to stop Israel’s opposition to the nuclear deal but rather aimed at deepening military ties between the two nations.

Washington and Jerusalem have been discussing the renewal of a 10-year pact that grants Israel some 3 billion dollars annually in military aid from the US. The deal will expire in 2018.