President Obama has come under a lot of criticism for his handling of the current nuclear Iran deal, which could leave the Islamic country with numerous atomic bombs.
Most recently, an impassioned speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at congress last week ruffled more than a few political feathers as the head of the Jewish State enjoying standing ovation after standing ovation from both sides of the house.
In an interview with CBS’ Face the Nation, Obama seemed to be crumbling to pressure from all sides, as the current deal on the table with Iran is considered pitiful,
“If we cannot verify that they are not going to obtain a nuclear weapon— that there’s a breakout period so that even if they cheated we would be able to have enough time to take action — if we don’t have that kind of deal, then we’re not going to take it. If there’s no deal. Then we walk away.”
As the deadline for the current deal gets ever closer, Obama is playing with fire when he says he wants Iran to enrich uranium but not develop nuclear weapons as it is a fanatical regime which has a clear agenda.
In speaking with Bill Plante on the CBS Obama said,
“Over the next month or so, we’re going to be able to determine whether or not their system is able to accept what would be an extraordinarily reasonable deal if in fact, as they say, they are only interested in peaceful nuclear programs. And if we have unprecedented transparency in that system, if we are able to verify that in fact they are not developing weapons systems, then there’s a deal to be had, but that’s going to require them to accept the kind of verification and constraints on their program that so far, at least, they have not been willing to say yes to.”
Then there’s Netanyahu, who also appeared on Face the Nation, saying that he trusts the Iranians a whole lot less than Obama does, “I do not trust inspections with totalitarian regimes. What I’m suggesting is that you contract Iran’s nuclear program, so there’s less to inspect.”
In backing up the Israeli Prime Minister‘s position, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., agreed that Congress has a role in the deal, “Congress passed the sanctions itself, so Congress has very much an interest in the sanctions. I pushed that it shouldn’t be done before there’s an agreement…but after that, yes, Congress has a right to weigh in and I support it,” he said.