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Sen. Johnny Isakson: Iran Talks ‘Bad Deal’

Jul 8, 2015

Georgia’s Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says the possible agreement with Iran over it’s nuclear program is a “bad deal for America.”
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The deadline for negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal is Friday. Other deadlines in negotiations have already come and gone. The United States is among the group known as the P5 + 1 trying to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Members of Congress have expressed concern over the secretive nature of the negotiations. They are also at odds with President Barack Obama over the talks and issues relating to a possible nuclear agreement.

“This is a bad deal for America. It’s a bad deal for Israel, and we ought to leave the talks now,” Georgia’s Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said during an interview on “A Closer Look.”

Isakson explained that Congress does have some recourse if negotiations result in a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

“We passed legislation out of the Foreign Relations Committee that allows the Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval against an action of the president. It would take a majority vote to pass that. If he vetoed it, it would take a two-thirds super majority to override his veto. We have the votes to do that and, yes, I think the Congress can force him to be accountable.”

During the interview on “A Closer Look,” Isakson discussed the Iran negotiations, the Obama administration’s move to normalize relations with Cuba, replacing No Child Left Behind, the problems at the Veterans Administration, and more.