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Boehner: 'Highly skeptical' about Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 01:06

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says based on what he knows about the Iran nuclear deal, ''it doesn't look like a very good deal.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives added to his party's criticism of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday with a harsh statement saying the agreement likely will fuel an international nuclear arms race. "Instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world," Boehner said in a statement. He said President Barack Obama, a Democrat, abandoned his own goals for a deal in the course of the negotiations. "This isn't about Democrats and Republicans, this isn't a partisan issue at all. It's about right versus wrong and we're gonna do everything we can to get to the details and if in fact it is as bad a deal as I think it is at this moment, we'll do everything we can to stop it," Boehner said at a news conference on Tuesday. Obama vowed that he would veto any bill Congress passed that would prevent implementation of the Iran agreement.

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Boehner: 'Highly skeptical' about Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 01:06