Huckabee: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Arms a Terrorist State’
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will begin a two-day visit to Israel Tuesday to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal with Israeli leaders.
Like most Republican candidates, the former Arkansas governor, a frequent visitor to Israel, opposes the agreement in its present form.
“I think it’s the most dangerous situation that we face, not just for the Middle East, but for the rest of the world for a long time,” Huckabee told CNN in a recent interview. “This is essentially arming and equipping a terrorist state.”
Some U.S. lawmakers are using the August recess to explain to voters why they believe it’s a bad deal.
Arizona Sen. John McCain said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are “delusional” to trust Iran. He also said the deal will spark a Mideast arms race.
“It’s obvious that the Americans wanted [deal] worse than the Iranians did,” McCain said, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported.
“I am convinced that the other countries in the region will go nuclear,” McCain added. “The Saudis could get it from Pakistan quickly.”
McCain said he also believes the Senate can get the necessary 67 votes to block the deal. The vote will take place in September.
Report via CBN News
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