Santorum: Obama Wants Iran Deal ‘To Justify His Nobel Peace Prize’

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March 16, 2015 2:54 pm
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Potential 2016 candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) last week suggested that President Obama is attempting to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran in order to earn the Nobel Peace Prize he won in 2009.

During an interview on Joe Piscopo’s AM970 radio show, “Piscopo In The Morning,” Santorum said he was “very thankful” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the Iran deal, according to audio posted by Buzzfeed News.

“For a long time what the Obama administration was doing in this negotiation was being hidden from the American public. This put a spotlight on the fact that Barack Obama is sacrificing the security of our country in order to justify his Nobel Peace Prize that he got before he did anything. That to me is a real tragedy,” Santorum said, referencing Netanyahu’s speech.

The former senator said that “any kind of paper agreement by a regime that has never kept a promise on any international agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.”

“But even if you agree that they’ll live up to the agreement, at the end of the agreement they’ll be in a position where they can be a nuclear power, and that to me is completely unacceptable, and I’m so glad that the prime minister came here and laid that out to the American people,” Santorum said about the Iran nuclear deal.

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