Graham To Bloomberg: Iran Deal ‘Akin To Declaring War On Israel’

July 14, 2015 9:33 a.m.

GOP presidential hopeful and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Bloomberg on Tuesday morning that the Iran nuclear deal announced by President Obama is “akin to declaring war on Israel.”

Graham said the deal, a mutual agreement between Iran, China, France, Russia, Britain, the U.S. and Germany, wouldn’t be upheld if he was elected next year.

“If the initial reports regarding the details of this deal hold true, there’s no way as president of the United States I would honor this deal,” Graham told Bloomberg. “It’s incredibly dangerous for our national security, and it’s akin to declaring war on Sunni Arabs and Israel by the P5+1 because it ensures their primary antagonist Iran will become a nuclear power and allows them to rearm conventionally.”

There is “no chance” for the deal to pass Congress, he told Bloomberg.

Graham blamed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the outcome.

“She bears some responsibility for starting the process,” he said. “The only question is, will she ratify the results.”

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