Hillary Clinton Supports Obama’s Opposition To New Iran Sanctions


hillary-clintonFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Canadian audience this week that she supports President Barack Obama’s threat to veto a new Iran sanctions bill.

“Why do we want to be the catalyst for the collapse of negotiations?” Clinton asked during a speech in Winnipeg, in reference to a bill proposed by U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill).

In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Obama promised to veto a new Iran sanctions bill, saying such legislation would “undo the progress” of the ongoing nuclear talks.

“If we’re the reason-through our Congress-that in effect gives Iran and others the excuse not to continue the negotiations, that would be, in my view, a very serious strategic error,” Clinton said.

Some pro-Israel groups sharply criticized Clinton’s remarks. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks called Clinton’s foreign policy judgment “clearly lacking” and said that rewarding the Iranian regime with more time is a “catalyst to empower and embolden the Iranian regime further.”

In November 2013, Iran and the P5+1 powers (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany) signed an interim nuclear deal that limited new Western sanctions against Iran and provided a window for negotiations for a comprehensive deal. But the deadline for a final deal has been extended several times, with the latest deadline being June 30, 2015.

The new Menendez-Kirk bill expands on existing sanctions on Iran’s financial and energy sections, and would kick in if Iran and world powers fail to reach an agreement by the end of June. The Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) said Clinton “fails to grasp the meaning of the Menendez-Kirk legislation.”

“Far from being a diplomatic handicap, the Menendez-Kirk sanctions legislation is a diplomatic guarantor that the negotiations will be a success. … It is patently clear that the bill serves as an incentive for successful negotiations,” said Sarah Stern, president of EMET.


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  1. I have been telling y’all for the past six plus years that Hillary and Barack are basically not that different. This Iran lunacy is just the latest example.

    If Hillary decides to run and the American people inexplicably elect her, you can expect a third term of Obama radical extremist left-wing Sol Alinsky policies emanating from the White House.

    Don’t say that I did not warn you!

  2. Read comment #1. RedState is 100% right. Barrack and Clinton will never miss an opportunity to hurt Israel, even at the price of hurting the USA.

  3. Liberals’ experiment with black presidency failed big time. Now, they are launching their new “first”: first woman president, H. Clinton. The least Jews should do is to weigh in each candidate’s track record re. Eretz Israel, and his/her attitude towards Jews in general. All the other ethnic sectors in America, the Cubans, Latin Americans, blacks, etc. all do the same. Nothing to be bashful about. Obama failed on both accounts before he has elected. So does H. Clinton. Therefore, don’t vote for H. Clinton!!!

  4. No one ought to be surprised by Clinton’s remarks, and no one should be surprised when Iran will test it’s 1st nuclear bomb. When after the fact people will try to determine who is responsible for America’s foreign policy failure, Hillary Clinton might just say, as she had said in the past, “Movie, shmoovie, terrorism shmerrorism, at this point what difference does it make?”