Obama administration attacked by Condoleezza Rice over Iran nuclear deal

Dr Rice, who was Secretary of State to George W Bush between 2005 and 2009, also said she feared the deal, signed by the P5+1 group – the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany along with the European Union –  in Vienna earlier this year would create “an arms race in the Middle East”.

 

The 159-page Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action included 60 pages dedicated to listing the individuals and entities that will have some or all of the financial sanctions against them lifted and their assets – worth $100bn – unfrozen. It also left Iran with a “threshold” nuclear weapons capability.

 

Following the announcement the White House said that it had achieved “a long-term comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that will verifiably prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon” and ensures that their nuclear program will be “exclusively peaceful”.

 

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