Joe Biden: Obama's Iran Deal 'Was Working' Until Trump Withdrew
2020 Democrat claims ex-president's nuclear deal with Iranian regime was a success
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has claimed that former President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran "was working" until President Donald Trump withdrew from it.
Former Vice President Biden, who worked on the Iran Deal with Obama, made the claims during Tuesday night's latest Democrat Debate on CNN.
“I was part of that deal to get the nuclear agreement with Iran, bringing together the rest of the world, including some of the folks who aren’t friendly to us, and it was working,” Biden argued.
“It was working. It was being held tightly.”
Biden went on to claim that there was "no movement on the part of the Iranian government" to get a nuclear weapon until President Trump pulled out of Obama's deal.
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The former vice president was referring to the deal former President Barack Obama hashed out with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to prevent future nuclear enrichment, according to the Daily Caller.
“There was no movement on the part of the Iranian government to get closer to a nuclear weapon, and look what’s happened,” Biden added.
“He went ahead, and it was predictable from the day he pulled out of the agreement, Trump, what exactly would happen.”
“We’re now isolated,” he said.
Iran announced on Jan. 5 that it will no longer honor the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal.
No details were included about specific nuclear enrichment plans, nor did Tehran say whether nuclear inspectors would be expelled.
The move came three days after Trump used a drone strike to kill Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani near a Baghdad airport and hours after Iraq’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to expel U.S. troops.
Trump withdrew in May 2018 and declared it “a horrible deal that should never, ever have been made.”
Since then, U.S.-led sanctions have been severe.
As Neon Nettle reported last week, as part of the "historic" 2015 Iran Deal, Obama granted amnesty to the recently slain Iranian terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
In the July '15 report by the left-leaning newspaper, Defence Editor Con Coughlin declared that Iranian General Soleimani "fully deserves his reputation as one of the world’s leading terrorist masterminds."
In addition to giving in to the Iranian regime with the agreement granted in 2015, Obama continued to help it, trying to gain access to the United States financial system, thus circumventing the continuing sanctions on the country.