Pete Buttigieg Endorses Returning to Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal

‘Denuclearizing or delaying nuclear achievements in Iran will remain a national security priority on my watch because the last thing a place as volatile and dangerous at the Middle East needs, the last thing they need over there is more nuclear weapons’

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BUTTIGIEG: “Well, yes. What’s left of it. We need to try to figure out if there’s some way to reconstruct. Look, the reality is, the Iran nuclear deal, as we know it, is gone. But the objective of keeping Iran from getting nuclear weapons has never been more important. And by the way, the first letter, I believe, in the JCPOA, the alphabet soup that is the official name of the Iran deal, is 'joint.' It was with other countries. There is a whole international community that shares our goal, shares our desire to keep Iran from moving toward nuclear weapons. So that has to be a priority, but it will be even harder a year from now to reach that priority. It’s still important. And just because it didn’t solve every problem, doesn’t mean it didn’t solve or address an important problem. Even this Administration. Even the Trump Administration was certifying early on that it was working. So yes, denuclearizing or delaying nuclear achievements in Iran will remain a national security priority on my watch because the last thing that a place as volatile and dangerous at the Middle East needs, the last thing they need over there is more nuclear weapons.”

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