President Obama signed a historic agreement with Iran and other world leaders.
"Today after two years of negotiation the United States together with the international community has achieved something that decades of animosity has not: a comprehensive long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama said from the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side.
"This deal is not built on trust. It's built on verification," Obama said Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also praised the deal, speaking after Obama finished, as televisions in Iran broadcast the U.S. President's statement live, translated into Farsi.
"Negotiators have reached a good agreement and I announce to our people that our prayers have come true," Rouhani said in a live address to the nation following Obama.
The essential idea behind the deal is that in exchange for limits on its nuclear activities, Iran would get relief from sanctions while being allowed to continue its atomic program for peaceful purposes.
ABC's Jon Karl, well-known GOP tool, tried to make it political and ask about Donald Trump, and Obama waved him off:
CBS News reporter Major Garrett tried to start a Benghazi-like controversy by asking whether the President even cared about hostages in Iran and he got a smackdown from the President.
"The notion that I'm 'content' as I celebrate, with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails?
Major, that's nonsense.
And you should know better."
~ President Obama
Turns out, both Karl and Garret may have been asking about hostages because Trump brought the issue up on MSNBC's Morning Joe. He also said the President and John Kerry should have read his book, "The Art of the Deal."
Trump, Via RealClearPolitics
Well, they didn't read The Art of the Deal. Most people did, they didn't. It's a ridiculous deal. Even a thing like, you know, nuclear's so important and stopping nuclear proliferation, which just as likely will enhance, but so important.
But something like at the beginning when they were discussing it, we had three prisoners, we now have four prisoners.
Automatically you say, listen, not going to do you any good, release the prisoners would send a great signal to everybody.
You don't care about them, but we do, important for the United States. Just release the prisoners. Now, if that's deliver by the right messenger, they would have done it a long time ago. Amazingly, they -- I don't think that Kerry brought it up.
That GOP champion, Benjamin Netanyahu,is not a happy camper with the President either:
PM Netanyahu: "The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday." https://t.co/nfXmEam0A7— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) July 14, 2015
This agreement paves a future path for Iran to arm itself and develop capabilities for many more nuclear bombs later. pic.twitter.com/7Suy2EPSHT— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) July 15, 2015
Senator Marco Rubio agrees with Bibi:
Prime Minister Netanyahu is right. The world is a more dangerous place than it was yesterday. https://t.co/wocIYhNXJu— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 14, 2015
Pres Obama has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness, giving concessions to a regime that has American blood on its hands.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 14, 2015
Mike Huckabee cries "Shame!" Apparently world peace bothers him more than his friends (like Josh Duggar) who molest little girls.
Shame on the Obama admin for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to "wipe Israel off the map."— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 15, 2015
Lindsey Graham is just overwhelmed by the Iran Deal.
This deal is far worse than I ever dreamed it could be... nightmare for our own national security, region, & eventually the world at large.— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) July 14, 2015
Jeb Bush sought to contrast his view with Hillary
using some "Presidential" looking graphics:
The nuclear agreement with Iran is a dangerous, deeply flawed, and short sighted deal. My full statement: http://t.co/sSftOAkyAM— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 14, 2015
Ted Cruz fell back on the old "On Day One" promise.
(Which never worked for Mitt, but oh well...)
As President, I would repudiate the #IranDeal on day one: https://t.co/jdGvyeQTyz https://t.co/0As86TAWLN— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 15, 2015
Chris Christie - It's a "dangerous game"