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Press Release - Jim Webb Says He is 'Skeptical' of Iran Nuclear Deal

July 16, 2015

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Presidential hopeful and former senator from Virginia Jim Webb expressed deep reservations Wednesday about a landmark nuclear deal with Iran that would lift sanctions on the Islamic republic in exchange for limits on the country's nuclear weapons development.

In a wide-ranging interview with "The Diane Rehm Show" on the WAMU (88.5 FM) radio station, Webb said he would be skeptical of approving the deal if he were still a U.S. senator.

"What does Iran get out of this?" he asked. "They get the immediate lifting of sanctions and over the period of 10 years are going to be able to say they can move forward with a nuclear weapons policy with the acceptance of the United States and these other countries."

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