Kerry: Sure, sanctions relief for Iran will fund terrorism, but that won’t increase the threat

Kerry: Sure, sanctions relief for Iran will fund terrorism, but that won’t increase the threat
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When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that.

“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.” …

He added, “We are confident that this will not result in an increase somehow in the threat to any partner or any friend in the region.”

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