Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called on the US Congress to do everything possible to stop the ongoing negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
“We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation,” Former Alaska Governor Palin wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday.
“The only thing standing between a president who’d jeopardize our country by ignoring our Constitution, and foes capitalizing on lopsided international treaties that weaken our allies, is Congress,” she added.
“Congress must not sit back and watch our own president” negotiating peace with Iran, Palin said.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany -- reached a framework undertsaning on Tehran’s nuclear program on April 2 in Switzerland. The two sides are working to finalize a deal by the end of June.
If a final deal is reached, it would lift all nuclear-related sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic in exchange for certain steps Tehran will take with regard to its nuclear program.
Palin claimed that the framework agreement with Tehran had seriously damaged US relations with Israel and urged Republicans in Congress to repair the damaged ties.
“Our president and his anti-peace foreign policy supporters have not acted in the interest of our ally, Israel, resulting in dangerously compromised American interests,” Palin declared.
Shortly after Iran and P5+1 reached the framework agreement last month, US President Barack Obama hailed it as a “historic” moment in diplomacy between the two nations – the United States and Iran.
Israeli officials, however, have called it a “historic mistake which will make the world far more dangerous.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN on April 5 that the nuclear understanding reached in Switzerland was a "bad deal" which would endanger Tel Aviv’s survival.
On March 3, Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the Republican-dominated Congress, where he ranted for nearly 40 minutes against the Iran nuclear talks.
The GOP invitation to the Israeli premier was extended without consultation with the Obama administration, which called it a breach of protocol.