Perry says Obama Mideast policy 'naive and arrogant'

September 20, 2011 20:10


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US Republican candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry said Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's Middle East policy was "naive, arrogant, misguided, and dangerous," and encouraged the Palestinian Authority to petition the UN for statehood recognition.

Speaking at a meeting of American and Israeli-Jewish leaders in New York, Perry said he was "indignant of the Obama administration and their Middle East policy of appeasement that has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith."

The Republican candidate criticized what he said was Obama policy of "moral equivalency" which gave "equal standing to grievances of Israelis and Palestinians - including the orchestrators of terrorism," adding that "America should not be ambivalent of Hamas and the security tactics of the legitimate and free state of Israel."

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