US President satisfied his Jewish supporters with administration’s determination to “prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and will take no options off the table to achieve that goal”
US President Barack Obama satisfied in his State of the Union address on Tuesday his Jewish supporters with his administration’s determination to “prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and will take no options off the table to achieve that goal”.
“A peaceful resolution of the Iran nuclear dispute is still possible if Iran changes course and meets international obligations,” Obama said in a speech largely devoted to the US economy.
He addressed Syrian President Bashar Assad saying Assad would discover that "forces of change cannot be reversed."
The US President voiced his commitment to the Zionist entity’s security something that would soothes his Jewish supporters.
"Our ironclad commitment to Israel's security has meant the closest cooperation between our countries in history," Obama stated.
Obama’s Israel commitment lauded
U.S. Jewish democrats on Wednesday praised Obama’s address, saying that it was an endorsement of ‘Jewish Values’.
In a statement released by the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) in response to his speech, the NJDC said that the “iron-clad” commitment to Israeli security, and the guarantee that the Obama administration was determined to prevent Iran from obtaining ‘nuclear weapons’ expressed in the address, “speak volumes” about Obama’s record as President.
"On two foreign policy issues of special concern to the American Jewish community, Israel and Iran, President Obama's words tonight speak volumes,” the statement said.
Overall, they said, his speech reflected “the policy concerns of the vast majority of American Jews. We thank and congratulate the President for this positive, proactive approach to addressing those concerns in tonight's State of the Union Address."
Obama’s Republican rivals, meanwhile, did not wait for him to make the speech before expressing their criticism. Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney lashed out at his “failed policies” and called on voters to make it Obama’s last State of the Union address.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, who was sitting behind Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden during the speech, said in a statement regarding that the President "has regrettably turned to blame and division."