HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Congressman Steven Palazzo was in Hattiesburg Friday morning and reacted to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress earlier this week. He said it reinforced his view that "walking away from the table" is the best way to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.
Palazzo attended Netanyahu's address in Washington. And he said it reaffirmed his belief that the Iranians would likely violate any agreement brokered by the Obama administration.
"They're basically the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world and we're acting like they're negotiating in good faith...they aren't," Palazzo said. "Their desire for having a nuclear arsenal is real and they're not going to stop. Whatever we negotiate, they're going to continue working towards it," he said.
He added, "What I'd like to see us do is just walk away from the table, say look, you're not going to create a nuclear arsenal, we're going to stop you by any means necessary."
Palazzo attended the Area Development Partnership's First Friday breakfast.