US Senators, German Jews slam politicians' Iran trip

By JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
October 24, 2012 15:47

BERLIN - Two democratic US Senators and the head of the Germany’s 105,000 member Jewish community urged German deputies, from the Bundestag’s German-Iranian parliamentary group, to pull the plug on their slated trip to the Islamic Republic on October 27.

"At this particularly sensitive juncture in diplomatic relations, the international community needs to continue to send a clear, unified message to Tehran as we pressure the regime to come to the negotiating table.

A formal visit at this time - no matter how well-intentioned - is counterproductive and undermines our joint efforts to put an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions," wrote Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) in an email to the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.


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