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‘Diplomacy Works’: Peace Groups Hail Iran Deal; Clinton Talks Like a Hawk
Posted on Jan 17, 2016
Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suggested Sunday that the Obama administration’s deal struck with Iran would never have happened had Hillary Clinton been president instead of Barack Obama.
Speaking on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, Sanders said: “If you think back to, I think it was 2007, during the campaign in which Secretary Clinton ran against Barack Obama, she was critical of him. A question was asked to Obama and said, “Would you sit down and talk to the Iranians?” And he said, “Yeah, I would.” Point being that you talk to your adversaries. You don’t run away from that. Secretary Clinton, I think, called him naïve. Turns out that Obama was right. So clearly, we have many, many issues and many concerns with Iran. But clearly also, we want to improve our relationships with this very powerful country.”
From the 2008 campaign:
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Meanwhile, Democrat Hillary Clinton struck a hawkish tone Sunday saying that if she were elected president in November, her approach to Iran would be “to distrust and verify.” Clinton added: “Iran is still violating UN Security Council resolutions with its ballistic missile program, which should be met with new sanctions designations and firm resolve.” “We’re going to watch Iran like the proverbial hawk,” Clinton said on “Meet the Press.”
Peace groups, however, are applauding President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for forging the agreement with Iran which successfully shrunk Iran’s nuclear program and led to the Iranian government releasing five U.S. citizens.
Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of Peace Action, made the following statement:
The Win Without War coalition also applauded the announcement:
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