McConnell: 'Be suspicious' of Iran talks
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster Hickenlooper announces Senate bid Trump orders elimination of student loan debt for thousands of disabled veterans MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the public should be “suspicious” of the Obama administration’s nuclear talks with Iran.

"I think all of us should be suspicious of an administration that's so intent from keeping the elected representatives of the American people out of this deal," McConnell told reporters.

"[It] leads you to believe that he's going to make the deal that we all believe he's going to make."


Republican senators, including McConnell, issued an open letter to the leaders of Iran on Monday warning that any agreement Obama makes on Iran's nuclear program could be overturned by the next president with the “stroke of a pen.”

Democrats have slammed the letter as interfering in foreign policy, with the White House on Tuesday calling it “without precedent.”

McConnell last week tried to fast-track legislation that would allow Congress to weigh in on any Iran deal, but Democrats threatened to block the proposal unless it came up after March 24 and went through the Foreign Relations Committee.

The Kentucky Republican suggested that Democrats were avoiding taking a stand on the Iran talks.

"Our Democratic friends never want to seem to want to deal with this issue," he said. "We'll just see after March 24 if there are enough Democratic senators."  

The Senate leader said there's only one option if negotiators fail to reach a "framework" of an agreement by the deadline.

"The choice is between this deal and greater sanctions," he said.