The former BBC Panorama presenter says he believes US President Barack Obama should resign if pro-Israel lobbies can get the anti-Iran bill passed in the Senate.
Å“If they [pro-Israel lobbies] bring this legislation forward, if they make it become active and it wrecks the prospects of a deal with Iran, I frankly think that Obama should resign and tell the people of America the truth about who makes the foreign policy for the region,” Alan Hart told Press TV on Monday.
Pro-Israel groups inside the United States are pushing for additional sanctions on Iran though the US president has vowed to veto the controversial bill if it passes the Senate.
“Imposing additional sanctions now will only risk derailing our efforts to resolve this issue [the nuclear dispute with Iran] peacefully, and I will veto any legislation enacting new sanctions during the negotiation,” Obama said, according to a statement released by the White House.
Hart said he expects Å“a very major confrontation between the Zionist lobby” and the White house, adding that he has Å“no doubt that President Obama wants this deal with Iran to proceed.”
Iran and the six world powers, including the US, reached an interim deal in Geneva in November. Israel and its US-based lobbies denounced the agreement and, since then, have been pushing for more sanctions on Tehran and trying to introduce Iran as a potential threat to the region.
Hart said, Å“Zionism needs to keep the idea of a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to Israelâ„¢s existence because itâ„¢s a propaganda card that Zionism plays to justify Israelâ„¢s actions and policies, in other words, to justify its crimes.”
The Senateâ„¢s bill, drafted by Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, has been gaining momentum in the upper chamber. The legislation already has the support of nearly 60 senators. If supporters manage to round up 67 votes they can override Obamaâ„¢s veto.
Source: Press TV