Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee told CNN he'll be traveling to Israel on Tuesday to discuss the nuclear deal with Iran.
By COLlive reporter
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced that he will be traveling to Israel this week to discuss President Barack Obama's accords with Iran over its nuclear plants.
"We're being pushed to get into a deal that gives us nothing, but gives the Iranians the capacity to ultimately end up with a nuclear weapon, and that's just insane," Huckabee said.
Speaking on Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, the Republican presidential hopeful said the deal would essentially arm and equip a terrorist state. "The Iranian government is not to be trusted," he said.
Huckabee, who will be flying on Tuesday, said he will be raising money in Israel for his campaign and meeting "with a number of officials" but did not specify their names.
Huckabee, who also hosted a show on Fox News, is knows for his steadfast support of Israel. "The nations that bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed," he said in a 2013 speech in Crown Heights.
"It is time we recognize that you donít negotiate with people who do not believe you have the right to even exist, much less live next to you."
VIDEO: Mike Huckabee at the Gush Katif Museum Dinner in Crown Heights
In related news, the front-runner in the Republican race, Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa on Saturday that President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry didn't consider Israel in the nuclear talks.
"You cannot let Iran-let me tell you this-nor can Israel. Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama," the businessman said. "You cannot let Iran have a nuclear weapon. You canít have it. When they march down the street saying death to Israel, death to the United [States]. You canít let it happen. It will not happen. Believe me, it will not happen here."