The pros and cons of the Iran nuclear deal

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Guests: Ilan Goldenberg and Blaise Misztal

Twenty months of negotiations have yielded one of the most historic foreign policy agreements in modern history. In Vienna yesterday, representatives of the U.S. and other world powers reached a deal with Iran to limit the country’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for sanctions relief. The U.S. Congress has 60 days to approve the agreement. In his announcement yesterday President Obama said that “because America negotiated from position of strength and principal, we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region.” Among the criticisms of the deal is that it will just give Iran more time to develop weapons. Joining us to explain the agreement and the road ahead are ILAN GOLDENBERG, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, and BLAISE MISZTAL director of the national security program at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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