Israeli envoy to the U.S. engages lawmakers in bid to stop Iran deal

Ron Dermer. Credit: State Department.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer on Thursday continued to meet with American lawmakers in an effort to secure their positions in opposition of the Iran nuclear deal.

Dermer hopes to recruit as many lawmakers as possible to oppose the agreement in an upcoming vote, which will follow a Congressional review period of as long as 60 days.

Over his nearly two years as ambassador, Dermer has met with more than 350 members of the House of Representatives and more than 85 members of the Senate.

“Over the next several weeks, he plans to meet with as many undecided members of Congress as possible—most of them Democrats,” an unnamed Israeli official said.

Posted on July 24, 2015 .