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Republicans Attack Iran Deal Before It’s Announced

Texas Senator John Cornyn suggests the late-night announcement from Geneva is a Wag The Dog moment, aimed at saving the President from the messy Obamacare rollout.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 746 miles south of Tehran, in 2010. Reuters

WASHINGTON — While Americans waited late Saturday night to hear the first details of a potential deal between an international alliance and Iran over nuclear weapons, Republican critics of the White House were already dismissing it as, at best, a bad deal with a sworn enemy — and at worst, a cynical attempt to change the subject from the Affordable Care Act.


JohnCornyn

@JohnCornyn

Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care

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Lindsey Graham

@GrahamBlog

Unless the agreement requires dismantling of the Iranian centrifuges, we really haven’t gained anything. #IranNukes

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Ari Fleischer

@AriFleischer

The Iran deal and our allies: You can’t spell abandonment without OBAMA.

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After President Obama announced broad details of the deal after 10:00 PM Eastern Time, Republican critics continued to pile on. But not everyone was ready to dismiss the efforts in Geneva.

This is the face of retreat. #RedLine

— RichardGrenell (@Richard Grenell)

Richard Grenell

@RichardGrenell

This is the face of retreat. #RedLine

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Statement from Sen. Mark Kirk:


“I share the President’s goal of finding a diplomatic solution to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, but this deal appears to provide the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with billions of dollars in exchange for cosmetic concessions that neither fully freeze nor significantly roll back its nuclear infrastructure. Furthermore, the deal ignores Iran’s continued sponsorship of terrorism, its testing of long-range ballistic missiles and its abuse of human rights.”

Just heard President Obama describe nuclear deal with Iran. Look forward to studying details.

— JeffFlake (@Jeff Flake)

Jeff Flake

@JeffFlake

Just heard President Obama describe nuclear deal with Iran. Look forward to studying details.

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Evan McMorris-Santoro is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
Contact Evan McMorris-Santoro at evan@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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