Josh Earnest

Neocon push for ‘military option’ in Iran hurts US – White House

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.(AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.(AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)

The White House blasted Senate Republicans’ open letter to Iran on Monday, comparing it to “efforts of neocons in the previous administration” to prefer military options over diplomacy, thereby harming America’s standing in the world.

President Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said that regarding negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, congressional Republicans are “ready to fast-forward to the military approach before the diplomatic approach has been given the opportunity to succeed.” This is consistent with the pattern of foreign policy decisions the Republicans have made over the past two decades, he said.

 

Earnest: “Efforts of neocons in previous administration” hurt America around the world.