Donald Trump says the Iran nuclear deal will force the United States to defend Tehran against attacks — even against Israel.
"You know, there's something in the Iran deal that people I don't think really understand or know about, and nobody's able to explain it, that if somebody attacks Iran, we have to come to their defense," the GOP presidential frontrunner said on "CNN Tonight,"
according to The Hill
"And I'm saying, does that include Israel?" he added. "And most people say yes, they don't have an exclusion for Israel. So if Israel attacks Iran, according to that deal, I believe the way it reads … that we have to fight with Iran against Israel."
The Jerusalem Post
took issue with Trump's Tuesday night assertion.
According to the paper, in one of its annexes, the deal between Iran and six world powers, called the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, calls for cooperation by Western powers with Iran on nuclear safety "as appropriate."
"Nowhere in the agreement, however, is the United States or any other party required to come to the defense of Iran should the country be attacked," the newspaper writes.
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