President Obama made the announcement this morning that the U.S. had reached a nuclear deal with Iran.
He announced in the East Room of The White House: "Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not, a long-term comprehensive deal with Iran that would prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon."
Obama spoke after Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called the deal a “Historic moment.”
The United States along with Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China have been negotiating with Iran for years to reach a deal.
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham immediately denounced the deal and issued a challenge to New York Senator Chuck Schumer.
Graham said: "Chuck Schumer is supposed to be the guardian of Israel. He goes around everywhere and says 'My name is Schumer. It means guardian of Israel. Well if you care about Israel, you will not put her in this box. If you care about the United States, you will not allow our chief antagonist to become a nuclear threshold nation guaranteed in nature with no restrictions for them to go beyond that."
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