Published On: Sun, Dec 1st, 2013

Tony Perkins says Benjamin Netanyahu calls Iran-US deal a ‘historic mistake’ during visit with Congressmen

Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council head, traveled to Israel with a delegation of seven members of Congress and described the response to the recent US-Iran deal on the Iranian nuclear program as a mistake.

In fact, Perkins said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went a bit further.

photo Ron Almo

photo Ron Almo

“Mr. Netanyahu, who was delayed in joining our group because he had been on the phone with President Obama, called the agreement a ‘historic mistake’ and we agree. The Israeli government does not feel western solutions are the right solutions for Middle Eastern Solutions,” Perkins said, in reference to lifting sanctions on Iran.

The Prime Minister said Israel would not be bound by the six-month agreement made between Tehran and the U.S., also criticizing the Obama administration from keeping the negotiations a secret, even from America’s closest allies.

Congress was represented by Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Steve Scalise (R-La.).

“Israeli officials, including the Prime Minister, were more direct in their remarks than I have ever heard, ” Perkins told The Christian Post.

“These sanctions have worked,” Perkins said. “But if reducing sanctions does not work – in other words if Iran does not keep their word – then we could see military action from Israel if they believe their national security is in danger.”

Perkins also noted that critics of the agreement, including many in Congress, see the move as little more than an opportunity for a weakened president to “move the red line down the road” in hopes the current administration will not have to deal with the severity of the issue and can pass it along to another president.

photo screenshot White House video, cropped

photo screenshot White House video, cropped

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