Huckabee heads to Israel to raise money, talk Iran
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Huckabee heads to Israel to raise money, talk Iran

‘Iranian government is not to be trusted,’ says conservative Republican presidential hopeful ahead of Tuesday trip

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee fields questions at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on July 18, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee fields questions at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on July 18, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he’s heading to Israel this week to raise money and meet “with a number of officials” to discuss the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Huckabee opposes the agreement, like nearly all his Republican colleagues.

The presidential hopeful said the deal would essentially arm and equip a terrorist state. “The Iranian government is not to be trusted,” he said.

Huckabee did not specify which officials he planned to meet. His campaign spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, declined to say whether he would meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing security concerns.

She said the campaign will disclose details of the brief trip when he returns. Stewart said the former governor leaves Tuesday.

Huckabee announced the trip on Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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