The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that if she is elected president next year, she will take the relationship between the United States and Israel “to the next level.”
Speaking on Sunday at the Saban Forum in Washington hosted by the Brookings Institution, when asked about her first day in the White House, Clinton said:
“I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States to work towards very much strengthening and intensifying our relationship on military matters.
Press TV reports:
Clinton said that Iran could violate its nuclear accord with the P5+1 group of countries, and accused the Islamic Republic of showing “provocative behavior”.
In addition, she said the military option should not be “taken off the table” when dealing with Iran, echoing the rhetoric of Netanyahu who has repeatedly called on the US to use force against the Islamic Republic to stop its peaceful nuclear program.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany – announced the conclusion of nuclear negotiations in Vienna, Austria, on July 14.
Under the agreement, Iran has been recognized by the United Nations as a nuclear power, and it will continue its uranium enrichment program, but some restrictions will be placed on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the removal of sanctions.
Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the P5+1 group’s nuclear deal with Iran and has focused on derailing it, causing great resentment within the White House.
President Obama has forcefully countered Netanyahu’s arguments against the pending agreement, characterizing opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement as warmongers.
Commenting to Press TV, former US Senate candidate Mark Dankof said the Clinton statement at the Saban Forum “shows you how bad things here in the United States really are.”
“Sheldon Adelson in the Republican Party, Haim Saban in the Democratic Party, Goldman Sachs in both parties — Zionists purchase these elections at every level of government. They control the media and the banking industry. You see the results,” Dankof added.
Speaking to RT America last year, former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said Hillary Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.
When Larry King asked Paul what kind of president the former US secretary of state would be, he said, “I would think she’d be pretty average, pretty mediocre, pretty much for war, pretty much for welfare-ism, pretty much for deficits, pretty supportive of the Federal Reserve and loving the military-industrial complex.”