Booker: Iran Nuclear Deal Is ‘Something We Should All Be Celebrating’

‘Before this deal, the No. 1 national security concern of Israel was Iran and how close they were to a nuclear weapon’

Booker: Iran Nuclear Deal Is ‘Something We Should All Be Celebrating’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said the Iran nuclear deal was worth “celebrating” at a press conference Thursday while defending Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

A reporter asked Booker about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s sharp criticism of Clinton’s role in the Iran nuclear deal during his address before the Republican National Convention.

“He is blaming somebody for something we should all be celebrating,” Booker said. “Hillary Clinton helped to negotiate China, Russia, United Kingdom, France, a unified set of sanctions on Iran, which created an atmosphere which Iran was ready to negotiate. Now, whatever you think of the Iran deal, this is what I do know thanks to Secretary Clinton’s work. I met with Netanyahu in January. Before this deal, the No. 1 national security concern of Israel was Iran and how close they were to a nuclear weapon."

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