WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Speaking at a press conference alongside Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir in Riyadh, Kerry said the concerns were the reason why Washington maintains certain sanctions imposed on Iran.
"I mean, Hizballah has 70-, 80,000 rockets. What do they need that for? It seems to me that – and much of it’s supplied, obviously, across the border from Iran through Damascus," Kerry said, using an alternate spelling of the Lebanon-based militia banned by the US government.
Hezbollah has been fighting insurgents in Syria, including the al-Nusra Front terrorist group.
"So these are concerns that we share, which is why the arms component, the missile component, the human rights component, the state sponsor of terror component are all part of the continued sanctions of the United States and the agreement," Kerry said.
The Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among Iran’s regional rivals, including Israel, that have opposed the nuclear deal. Riyadh has cut off diplomatic ties with Tehran early in January.