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October 3, 2012 3:16 pm

US Congressman: Israel Must not Trust President Obama to Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Drive

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Congressman Trent Franks. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

Times of Israel – Israel must not trust President Barack Obama to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons drive, a Republican US Congressman said on a visit to Israel Wednesday, savaging Obama’s handling of the Iranian crisis in a stark departure from the American political tradition of not attacking the governing administration while on trips abroad.

Speaking in Jerusalem at a meeting of Christian Zionists, Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona’s 2nd district, said that if Israel does not stop Iran, Obama will not prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining nuclear weapons but would merely try to contain the threat. Obama has said

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