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2016 Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has denounced the nuclear deal with Iran and said he would “repudiate” it on his first day in office regardless of whether U.S. allies are on board for re-imposing sanctions on Iran. Walker has also doubled down on comments he previously made about not knowing whether President Obama was a Christian. “I don’t know. I presume he is. … But I’ve never asked him about that,” Walker recently said at a Koch network donor summit.

 

 

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According to a recent report by the Intercept, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham’s Super PAC, “Security is Strength,” has received a “significant portion” of its donations from “defense contractors that stand to gain from Graham’s advocacy for greater military intervention around the world and increased defense spending.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has lashed out against the Iran nuclear deal, wildly claiming it has made the “Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.” His comments have earned him criticism from across party lines, including from Mitt Romney who has said Cruz went “way over the line.”

 

 

 

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2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred widespread criticism for claiming the Iran nuclear deal would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” His comments were condemned by numerous Jewish organizations as well Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who said they were inappropriate.

 

 

 

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In a recent article, Atlantic columnist Leon Wieseltier, a proponent of U.S intervention abroad for purportedly liberal causes and a “pro-Israel” ideologue, lambasted the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it would “strengthen a contemptible regime.” He added that the United States should resume its “hostility to the Iranian regime” and “arm the enemies of Iran in Syria Iraq.” Responded one observer: “Does he know who Iran’s enemies in Iraq are? Let me give some hints: they don’t care much about the Freedom Agenda or the Iranian people—they like beheading Shiites.”

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Why is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) so adamantly opposed to the Iran nuclear deal? Comments by former AIPAC employees suggest that the lobby is motivated as much by its own survival as it is the survival of Israel. A recent Nelson Report newsletter quoted a former AIPAC official who stated that “Iran has been an enormously lucrative fundraiser for AIPAC” and that “without this cause AIPAC and this Israeli government” may have to “focus on more critical issue [sic], like peace with the Palestinians.”

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Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI) is an offshoot of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that was founded to “educate the public about the dangers” of the recent nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 world powers. The group has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against the Iran deal, primarily aimed at Democratic constituencies. One prominent nuclear expert has described CNFI’s TV ads as “very misleading.”

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From the Wires

July 28, 2015

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee’s recent remarks comparing the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust have been widely denounced by American Jewish organizations but have won praise from the Sheldon Adelson-funded Zionist Organization of America.


July 28, 2015

Avowed interventionist Leon Wieseltier has written a piece lambasting the Iran nuclear deal that critics contend is rife with hollow arguments and inconsistencies that refute themselves.


July 27, 2015

Groups lobbying against the Iran nuclear deal have a massive financial advantage over pro-deal organizations.


July 27, 2015

Prominent former officials and diplomats, including from the George W. Bush administration, as well as nuclear experts, have all come out in support of the Iran nuclear deal.


July 25, 2015

According to a former AIPAC official, the lobby is heavily investing in sinking the Iran nuclear deal for a variety of reasons, none of which have to do with the merits of the agreement itself.


July 16, 2015

With the controversy over the Iran deal heating up, more than 100 former U.S. ambassadors have signed a letter lauding the agreement and urging support from Congress.


July 15, 2015

Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s largest donor and a close ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has had a significant impact on the GOP’s rejection of the Iran nuclear negotiations.


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