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Jeb on Iran Deal: ‘Tearing Up An Agreement’s Not a Strategy’

Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded to fellow candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s criticism of his position on the Iran deal by saying “tearing up an agreement’s not a strategy” on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

Jeb stated, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30], “Martha, what I said was that we need a strategy, tearing up an agreement’s not a strategy. The strategy needs to contain Iran’s ambitions in the region. We’re going to [give] $100 billion, if this agreement goes through, at least, to be able to continue to be the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world. We need to make sure that their conventional weapons they can now get over the next years, that people selling them arms know that there’s a price to pay. We need to encourage and support our traditional Arab allies that feel — see this threat in a completely different way than President Obama does. And so, what I’m saying is, on day one, I’ll have a strategy. And that strategy will be to protect us against what could become the most significant threat that exists in the world.”

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