Chambliss Leads GOP Chorus Against Nuclear Deal with Iran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_49f0e301e5.jpgUS Senate (WASHINGTON) -- Criticism of the preliminary deal that would involve Iran scaling back its nuclear program came fast and furious Sunday from some U.S. lawmakers. Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss is among those Republicans who think the U.S. and five other world powers were hoodwinked by Tehran, claiming the agreement doesn't stop Iran from going forward in developing a nuclear weapon.

Chambliss compared Iran to North Korea in that assuming rogue regimes will live up to their promises usually delivers bad outcomes.

Even if Iran does reduce its enrichment of uranium -- a key ingredient in atomic bombs -- Chambliss speculated they could still buy it from Pyongyang.

As for Senate plans to impose more sanctions on Iran, the senator predicted that lawmakers will move ahead with tighter penalties, the only real way to keep Iran honest, Chambliss suggested.

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