Sanders Cites Liberal JStreet Among Foreign Policy Advisers

After facing criticism for not revealing foreign policy sources, Sanders' names Mideast, Arab experts.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Great Bay Community College on February 7, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has finally revealed the sources of his foreign policy, telling "Meet the Press" on Sunday who his foreign policy advisers were, reported POLITICO.

Sanders, who's faced criticism for failing to reveal his foreign policy experts, said he was in contact with JStreet, the pro-peace lobby, in order to "get a broad perspective of the Middle East, and two other experts: Larry Korb and Jim Zogby.

"I will tell you that we have met recently with people like Larry Korb, who actually worked in the Reagan administration," Sanders said. "We've talked to people like Jim Zogby."

However, Korb, a senior fellow at the left-leaning Center for American Progress, told POLITICO last month that he'd spoken with Sanders just once recently.

"I am not involved in [Sanders'] campaign or anybody's," said Korb.

Zogby is the president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington think tank. He was appointed in 2013 to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Sanders balked when asked who he would consider to serve as secretary of state or defense.