By endorsing an “idiotic” nuclear deal with Tehran, President Obama is essentially marching Israelis “to the door of the oven,” said Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, bringing Holocaust references to the chorus of Iran critics among US politicians.
Satirical website The Onion has unintentionally made an accurate prediction, running a spoof story about Washington’s readiness to ship missiles to Israel after the Iranian nuclear deal. Just 24 hours later media reported that the missile offer was real.
After years of talks, a nuclear deal with Iran has finally been reached. However, many in Congress, and US ally Israel, immediately called for it to be quashed. So what are its chances of approval and success? RT spoke to two experts to find out.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants to convince Israel that the Iran nuclear deal does not limit American options when it comes to the ally’s security. Carter has set out to meet Israeli officials, who have been staunchly opposed to the deal.
Israel should lay it on the line and take responsibility for its nuclear program, believes the Arab League Secretary-General. Tel Aviv is believed to have been pursuing its own top-secret nuclear program while damning Iran’s uranium-enrichment program.
The US has offered to increase military aid to Israel by another $1.5 billion per year to ease tensions over the nuclear deal with Iran, media has reported. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to make the offer during next week’s visit to Tel Aviv.