Majority in U.S. skeptical of Iran nuclear deal, Monmouth poll finds

 Iran's president Hassan Rouhani arrives for an address to the nation after a nuclear agreement was announced in Vienna, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll finds a majority of Americans surveyed are skeptical of the deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani arrives for an address to the nation after a nuclear agreement was announced in Vienna, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll finds a majority of Americans surveyed are skeptical of the deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran and six world powers have reached a landmark agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from international sanctions.

A Monmouth University poll finds Americans are skeptical about it.

Nearly half of the Americans surveyed say getting Iran to negotiate a deal was a positive move, said Patrick Murray, director of the New Jersey based-poll.

“Most people don’t feel that they can trust Iran to abide by the terms of this agreement when it comes to dismantling their nuclear arsenal or capabilities and also allowing inspections,” he said Tuesday.

And that, Murray said, makes it difficult for President Barack Obama to inspire public trust in the deal and get it through Congress.

“The big issue here is that Congress is certainly going to have a lot of questions, and, off the bat, the public already has a lot of doubts of whether you can actually trust Iran,” he said.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP candidate for the White House, said Obama is playing a dangerous game with national security. Christie is concerned the deal will lead to a nuclear-powered Middle East, threatening Israel.

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