#IranDeal: Obama and the Iran Nuclear Deal–Historic Deal or Historic Mistake?

Political Science

“No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East,” Obama said, and he has the backing of Hillary Clinton who endorses the deal. However, Congressional Republicans are not supportive–House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned that “It’s going to hand a dangerous regime billions of dollars in sanctions relief while paving the way for a nuclear Iran.”

While John Kerry proclaimed that Israel is now safer as a result, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagreed, warning: “The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday. The leading international powers have bet our collective future on a deal with the foremost sponsor of international terrorism.”

Flynt Leverett, author of Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran and professor of international affairs at Penn State, stated in an interview with Democracy Now!: “Iran’s influence is rising. If we want to…

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