Candidate Mike Huckabee Heading to Israel to Raise Money, Discuss Iran Deal

ATLANTA — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he's heading to Israel this week to raise money and meet "with a number of officials" to discuss the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.

Huckabee opposes the agreement, like nearly all his Republican colleagues.

The presidential hopeful says the deal would essentially arm and equip a terrorist state. He says, "The Iranian government is not to be trusted."

Huckabee did not specify which officials he'd meet with. His campaign spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, declined to say whether he would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu, citing security concerns.

She says the campaign will disclose details of the brief trip when he returns. Stewart says the former governor leaves Tuesday.

Huckabee announced the trip on Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."