Colin Powell: Iran Nuke Agreement Is 'A Pretty Good Deal'

  • by: Alan Duke

Colin Powell: Iran Nuke Agreement Is 'A Pretty Good Deal'

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was the top commander when U.S. forces beat Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War, said after closely studying the Iran nuclear agreement that he concluded "it's a pretty good deal."

Powell, a Republican, talked about the controversial deal on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday September 6, 2015. He said of criticism that the plan eventually would "create a lane" for Iran to resume nuclear weapons development, "they've been on a superhighway or the last 10 years." The deal would result in "a remarkable reduction," he said.

"These are remarkable changes," Powell said. He countered critics who argue Iran cannot be trusted to comply while reaping huge financial rewards when sanctions are lifted. "They get nothing until they show compliance and that's an important part of the arrangement,"

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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