On Tuesday, President Obama, World Powers, and Iran agreed on a Historic Nuclear Pact phasing out economic sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program.
President Barack Obama said the deal with Tehran ensures that “every pathway to a nuclear weapon” has been cut off.
“We have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region,” he said in an early-morning statement that — in a rare move — was carried on Iranian television
Republicans Blast Deal
“I have said from the beginning of this process that I would not support a deal with Iran that allows the mullahs to retain the ability to develop nuclear weapons, threaten Israel, and continue their regional expansionism and support for terrorism,” said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in a statement on Tuesday. “Based on what we know thus far, I believe that this deal undermines our national security.”
“I expect that a significant majority in Congress will share my skepticism of this agreement and vote it down,” said Rubio, calling on the next president to effectively wipe the slate clean once again and trash the deal. “It will … be left to the next President to return us to a position of American strength and re-impose sanctions on this despicable regime …”
Rubio’s GOP counterparts were equally displeased. “Iran’s Supreme Leader should know that a future American president will not be bound by this diplomatic retreat,” said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a statement on Tuesday morning. “Undoing the damage caused by this deal won’t be easy [but] when the United States leads, and has a President who isn’t eager to embrace Iran, the world will follow.”
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