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Cheney: Obama's Iran deal "historically and dangerously unique"

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:55

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney claims that the deal President Barack Obama wants to pass with Iran will ''give Iran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. homeland.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said on Tuesday (September 8) that President Barack Obama is responsible for directly equipping Iran with the capability to destroy the United States, dubbing the negotiated nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic as having "profound consequences." "This agreement will give Iran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. homeland," said Cheney in remarks to the American Enterprise Institute on the Iran nuclear deal. He added: "I know of no nation in history that has agreed to guarantee that the means of its own destruction will be in the hands of another nation, particularly one that is hostile." Cheney was interrupted by a protester who yelled, "Why should we be listening to him? He was wrong on Iraq, he's wrong on Iran... Dick Cheney is a war criminal." Prior to the expected speech, the White House posted Tuesday morning, a compilation of Cheney interviews on the Iraq War. In an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal, an excerpt from Cheney's upcoming book "Exceptional: Why the world needs a powerful America," the former vice president compares the Iran nuclear deal to the 1938 Munich pact that led to World War II. "The Obama agreement will lead to a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East and, more than likely, the first use of a nuclear weapon since Hiroshima and Nagasaki," he wrote.

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Cheney: Obama's Iran deal "historically and dangerously unique"

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:55