Clinton: Tehran will remain a principal state sponsor of terrorism despite agreement

Iran's "aggressiveness will not end" the former US secretary of state added in a speech at a campaign event.

By REUTERS
July 4, 2015 22:59
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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that even if a deal is reached with Iran over its nuclear program, Tehran's "aggressiveness will not end" and it will remain a principal state sponsor of terrorism.

"They will continue to destabilize governments in the region and beyond. They will continue to use their proxies like Hezbollah. And they will continue to be an existential threat to Israel," Clinton said at a campaign event.

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Earlier this week, a closed meeting between Hillary Clinton and a group of Jewish donors ended with "vagueness" and "wording maneuvers," according to a report published Friday by Politico.

According to the report, Clinton, a leading democratic presidential candidate, told donors that as president she would be "better for Israel than Obama."

Over 20 prominent Jewish donors were present at Clinton's Manhattan meeting last weekend.

She denied claims that Obama was responsible for the tension between Israel and Washington, and emphasized that as president she would employ the necessary means to bridge the gap and renew the close ties between Israel and the US.

According to the report, Clinton referred to the regular meetings she conducts with Israeli leaders, and was quoted saying that "diplomacy is personal relations, and I have my personal relationships."

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