Biden: 'We will act' if Iran breaks nuclear deal

AP , Wednesday 9 Mar 2016

Shimon Peres & Joe Biden
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (Photo: AP)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that if Iran breaks the terms of the nuclear deal "we will act."

Biden spoke alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem. His warning came shortly after Iran announced that it had test-fired two ballistic missiles with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written in Hebrew on them.

The U.S. State Department says it plans to bring a report on another missile launch before the United Nations Security Council.

Israel strongly opposed last year's nuclear deal with Iran. Biden looked to assuage its fears by saying "a nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel, to the region and the United States." He then reiterated: "If in fact they break the deal, we will act."

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