Graham: ‘Snowball’s chance in Hell’ Congress approves Iran deal

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said President Obama’s tentative nuclear agreement with Iran would not survive its review by Congress.

{mosads}“I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in Hell this framework will get approved by Congress after review,” Graham told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“It is so weak in a time we need to be strong,” the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate added of the draft agreement’s details.

“I don’t think any Republican or Democrat is going to allow that to become final,” he concluded.

Graham said Obama’s potential accord lacked the necessary safeguards for preventing a Tehran with nuclear arms.

It needed “anytime, anywhere” atomic inspections and more restrictions on Iran’s nuclear reactors, he argued.

“At the end of the day, you can’t lift sanctions until the behavior of Iran changes,” Graham added.

The South Carolina lawmaker additionally charged that the deal’s many flaws were proof Obama’s diplomatic strategy was lacking.

“President Obama’s deal is deteriorating before our eyes,” Graham claimed.

Graham added that 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and his party’s own White House hopefuls are not any more prepared for handling the situation.

“I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy,” Graham said, rating his chance of entering the next presidential race at “91 percent.”

“The Lindsey Graham view of foreign policy will beat Rand Paul’s view of foreign policy, Barack Obama’s view of foreign policy and Hillary Clinton’s view of foreign policy,” he added. 

Obama said Friday he would allow congressional review of the final Iran deal, which faces a June 30 deadline.

A bill making its way through Congress would give lawmakers 30 days to review any deal reached with Iran before sanctions are lifted.

Iran has promised it will allow more frequent atomic inspections in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. It has also vowed it will accept limits on its centrifuge and uranium stockpiles.–This report was updated at 3:29 p.m.

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