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