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Europeans Attack Republican Letter On Iran

Germany’s foreign minister joined President Barack Obama and Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in lashing out at the 47 Republican senators that signed a letter criticizing the ongoing negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

“Suddenly, Iran can say to us: ‘Are your proposals actually trustworthy if 47 senators say that no matter what the government agrees to, we can subsequently take it off the table?’ ” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to Washington.

Republicans aren’t taking any of this criticism sitting down. Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program on Thursday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz compared the deal with Iran to appeasement in the lead up to the World War II.

“I believe we are at a moment like Munich in 1938,” Cruz said.

The Washington Post quoted Senator John McCain harshly criticizing Steinmeier.

“The foreign minister of Germany is the same guy that refuses, in his government, to enact any restrictions on the behavior of [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, who is slaughtering Ukrainians as we speak. He has no credibility.”

 



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