A policy expert at an off-the-record briefing for Capitol Hill staffers on Monday sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, slammed Trump administration efforts to crack down on Iran and advocated in favor of closer ties with the Islamic Republic, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the conversation.
AIPAC, the country’s most prominent pro-Israel organization, sponsored an Iran briefing at its Washington, D.C., headquarters with policy experts Ilan Goldenberg and Michael Singh, according to those familiar with the event.
Goldenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, or CNAS, which backed the Obama administration’s nuclear deal, is said to have blasted Trump administration efforts to tighten the landmark nuclear deal and advocated for closer ties with the Islamic Republic, according to those familiar with the briefing.
These sources expressed concern that the nation’s foremost pro-Israel policy shop would sponsor such an event, particularly given its past efforts to rally against the nuclear deal.
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