(9 Jan 2020) Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Adel, Iowa and said the recent developments involving Iran demonstrate that former Vice President Biden is much more qualified than President Donald Trump to handle foreign policy and national security.
"Americans in the region, our diplomats included particularly, are less safe today than they were before the president’s decision," Kerry commented, refering to the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani."
Kerry also said "it’s tragic to have a president who is really turning his back on the most important notion as president, which is how do you keep Americans safer."
Kerry said the Iran nuclear deal was working and now that President Trump has pulled the United States out of it, he wants a new agreement that does exactly the same thing.
Kerry also commented on speculation that Iran intentionally missed its targets when it fired missiles at bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops.
"I do know this, that Iran knows how to hit a target. When they bombed the targets in Saudi Arabia, 17 of the 20 were within one meter of the bull’s eye," Kerry said.
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