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Rep. Bachmann returns from Israel and Netanyahu meeting

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has returned from a trip to Israel, where she met with officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The trip last week included high-level foreign policy discussions, her office said.

The four-term representative from the 6th District who sought the GOP nomination for president in 2012 will not run for re-election to her House seat in 2014.

In a statement today, Bachmann said it was an honor to visit Israel:

“My time there only reaffirmed for me the pressing need for the United States to stand unequivocally with our friend and ally, Israel.

“I agree wholeheartedly with Prime Minister Netanyahu that the reported Geneva deal to pull back sanctions on Iran was a very bad deal for Israel and the national security interests of the United States.  That deal would have given the Iranians the luxury of time to continue unimpeded towards developing a nuclear weapon, while giving up any leverage we possess.

“Thankfully, that flawed deal fell through but Iran’s dangerous nuclear ambitions remain. Now is the time to demonstrate to the world America’s unified commitment to Israel’s safety and security. Iran must completely abandon their nuclear weapons program, and until that happens, we should be increasing sanctions—not easing them.”

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 11/12/2013 - 07:02 pm.

    If Shelly didn’t like the deal

    there must be some value in it.

  2. Submitted by Dennis Wagner on 11/12/2013 - 09:34 pm.

    Thank you Congress Woman

    Perhaps we should hold a grudge for another 35 years! Kind of like Cuba, lets punish them forever and ever, must have read that some where in a bible, hold a grudge forever! Don’t give an inch, let them make 100% of the move. (NOT)
    Congress Woman, do you even know any Iranians?

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 11/13/2013 - 09:31 am.

    I’m waiting for

    la Michelle to enlist in the IDF.

  4. Submitted by Paul Scott on 11/13/2013 - 09:47 am.

    Did Bibi meet with her

    in the elevator… or the lunch line?

  5. Submitted by mark wallek on 11/17/2013 - 09:39 am.

    worthless

    just a complete and thoroughly total waste of taxpayer dollars. As worthless a trip as she has been a public servant.

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