Democratic candidate Barack Obama held a private session with Iranian-American donors before he started his Mideast tour, a report says.
The Obama campaign has held a fundraising forum – which was not on the Democrat’s public schedule and was closed to the press, ABC News reported Friday.
During his 15 minute speech on July 13, Senator Obama did not stray ‘substantially’ from his proposed foreign policy regarding Iran, one attendee said.
“Senator Obama came in, said hello, spoke (several) minutes, discussing what he said all along about wanting to have dialogue with Iran,” said Manouch Moshayedi, the CEO of the Santa Ana, Calif., high-tech firm STEC Inc.
According to Moshayedi, Iranian-Americans residing in the area have raised between $180,000 and $220,000 for Obama.
Senator Obama has come under attack from his Republican rival Senator John McCain for vowing to meet with Iranian leaders without preconditions.
Irancove @ July 27, 2008