Mideast Expert: Tim Kaine ‘Grossly Distorted’ IDF Chief’s Position on Iran Nuclear Deal

: Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine speaks during the Vice Presidential Debate with Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence at Longwood University on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia.
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The Algemeiner reports: Democratic candidate Tim Kaine “grossly misrepresented and distorted” the IDF chief of staff’s view of the Iran nuclear agreement during the vice presidential debate on Tuesday night, a Middle East expert told The Algemeiner.

Speaking with The Algemeiner on Wednesday, Dr. Emily B. Landau, a senior research fellow at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), expressed dismay over Kaine’s assertion — made during a back-and-forth with his Republican counterpart Mike Pence — that the head of the Israeli military, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, had said the Iran nuclear deal had kept the Islamic Republic from getting a nuclear weapon.

In fact, Landau said, the Eisenkot statement in question — which was made during a speech at an INSS conference in January — was far more nuanced.

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