Marco Rubio Calls Iran Nuclear Framework a ‘Failure’

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USA Today reports on mounting Republican opposition to the current administration’s deal with Iran, with likely presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio saying the “initial details appear to be very troubling,” adding that letting Iran keep thousands of centrifuges used to enrich uranium into nuclear fuel is a “colossal mistake.”

“This attempt to spin diplomatic failure as a success is just the latest example of this administration’s farcical approach to Iran,” Rubio said in a statement. “Our message to Iran should be clear: until the regime chooses a different path, the United States will continue to isolate Iran and impose pressure.”

So far, most if not all GOP aspirants to the White House in 2016 are coming out against the deal. USA Today:

Many of the potential GOP contenders have voiced concerns about the Iran negotiations for weeks and, more broadly, Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues. Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for example, both said they would reject any deal that would allow uranium enrichment to continue. So it’s not surprising to hear some in the 2016 GOP field cast doubt on an understanding that won’t be finalized until June 30.

Former Texas governor Rick Perry said, “Americans and our allies are right to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran that is riddled with concessions by the Obama administration.”