In a webcast Tuesday aimed at American Jews, Netanyahu called that argument “utterly false” and said Israel wants peace, not war.
Human rights and anti-war group CODEPINK, which has been advocating on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal-which will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons in return for lifting US sanctions on the country, and which is supported by the overwhelming majority of the global community-has been closely monitoring the planned trips.
Iran only allowed limited IAEA access to declared nuclear facilities, shielding its operation of covert nuclear sites.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, too, supports the deal.
Netanyahu, one of the fiercest critics of the nuclear accord, also disputed Obama’s assertion that opponents of the diplomatic deal favor war.
Lobbying for votes is intense and many Jewish members of Congress are being targeted because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced the deal with Iran, which has threatened to destroy the Jewish state.
Republicans remain steadfastly opposed to the bill because many lawmakers believe that it does not do enough to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Kaine acknowledged the deal “does not solve all outstanding issues with an adversarial regime“, but compared to agreement to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty President John F. Kennedy negotiated with the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.
Skepticism has soared among US lawmakers since Washington and five world powers reached a historic accord with Iran that would rein in the Islamic republic’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy.
The State Department has described the documents as “technical arrangements with the IAEA [that] are as a matter of standard practice not released publicly or to other states” but added that U.S. officials have been briefed on them.
He said the policy disagreement over Iran “has never been personal”. They already have missiles that can hit Israel everywhere. The prime minister urged the American-Jewish community to “stand and up and be counted”, and voice its opposition to “this unsafe deal”.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is steadily securing the backing of Democrats crucial to ensuring the deal goes forward, with three senators and a representative announcing their support Tuesday. If lawmakers adopt a resolution disapproving the agreement – as is likely in the Republican-controlled House and Senate – Obama has said he will veto it.
‘Same people who supported war in Iraq are opposing diplomacy with Iran’.
Business Insider reported that a stunning majority-57% of Americans-now oppose the nuclear deal, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll published on Monday. “International unity would be completely gutted if another president were to take office after a year and a half, and despite Iran’s compliance with the agreement, were to unilaterally withdraw from that agreement”. “That’s an overwhelmingly large number compared to the way Americans weigh other critical threats”, Business Insider reported.