Tuesday, June 30, 2015
President Obama claims he will walk away from a bad deal with Iran
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama claimed that he’s willing to walk away from a bad nuclear deal with Iran.
“I’ve said from the start I will walk away from the negotiations if in fact it’s a bad deal.
“If the inspections regime, verifications regime is inadequate, then we’re not going to get a deal and we’ve been very clear to the Iranian government about that.
“Given past behavior on the part of Iran, that can’t simply be a declaration by Iran and a few inspectors wandering around every once in a while. That’s going to have to be a serious, rigorous verification mechanism.
"And that, I think, is going to be the test as to whether we get a deal or not.”
“If we can’t verify that, if the inspections regime is inadequate, then we’re not going to get a deal," President Obama said during a joint press briefing with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff.
President Obama also addressed the subject of Americans being held captive Iran.
“With respect to U.S. citizens who were held in Iran, this is something that we continue to push hard on, irrespective of the nuclear deal. It’s a top priority for us to make sure that our people are treated fairly," Obama said.