An American investigative journalist says the Israeli lobby in the US is trying to sabotage the negotiations between the US and Iran over country’s nuclear energy program by trying to encourage American lawmakers to vote in favor of imposing more sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
This as US administration officials including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry met with senior American lawmakers to persuade them to hold off on new Iran sanctions.
This is “another case of Israeli lobby trying to hijack American foreign policy for Israel’s own selfish interest and not the interest of the Unites States,” said Wayne Madsen, investigative journalist and a syndicated columnist, in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.
Basically the Israeli lobby can count on 98 percent of the members of the Senate and the House of Representative to carry Israel’s water, he said.
Madsen went on to add that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very upset with President Obama for engaging in dialogue with Iran.
“The Israelis are trying to sabotage this effort by using what is being called Israel occupied territory, that is the United States Congress, to increase sanctions on Iran.”
“Unfortunately because the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has not been required to register as a foreign agent of the government of Israel they are allowed to get away with a lot of buying of congressional votes,” he concluded.
By Press TV
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