'Mistrust of past is deep,' Samantha Power, top U.S. diplomat, tells ADL at centennial gathering; vows to stand up for Israel in world body.
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America's top envoy to the world community, Samantha Power, told leaders of the Anti-Defamation League Thursday that the Obama administration stands firm against Iran's nuclear program and isn't weakening its position, despite emerging dialogue between the two countries.
"No deal is better than a bad deal" on nuclear disarmament, said Power, who succeeded Susan Rice as United Nations Ambassador in August. "We will not accept a bad deal."
Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent among American diplomats.
Except Power, a former White House National Security Council staffer nominated this week by President Obama to represent the United States at the United Nations, also has directed her interventionist inclinations at Israel.