Graham: Obama And Iran Are Not On The Same Page With Nuclear Deal

Amidst mounting criticism of the Iran nuclear discussions, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Friday that President Obama and Iran's supreme leader seem to have a different understanding of their deal based upon their public comments. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate said, “The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I can’t say I’m surprised. President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his administration has been trying to sell a deal which may not actually exist. The Ayatollah should be told — in no uncertain terms — that should we come to an actual agreement between both parties, sanctions relief will not be immediate. Any realistic agreement must preclude sanctions relief from being granted until Iran proves it has ended its military nuclear program. The ‘anytime-anywhere’ inspection should be a given in light of Iran’s history of cheating, and it would be incredibly dangerous not to require Iran to abide by an ‘anytime-anywhere’ inspections regime." Graham argued that Obama is rushing the deal so much that he missed two essentials in the draft accord. The Obama administration is still negotiating the final language of the deal. The final version is due on June 30 of this year.

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