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Allen West: Kerry 'Delusional' on 'Horrible' Iran Deal

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 12:06 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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The agreement between the U.S. and allies with Iran over their nuclear weapons program is "horrible," Ret. Lt. Col. Allen West told "Fox & Friends."

"It's absolutely horrible," West said Wednesday. "The Saudis have said this is bad, and they're looking at working with Israel. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that this was a disaster of a deal."

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During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the agreement made the national security of the U.S., Israel, and the Middle East stronger and more secure. West took issue with Kerry's remark, calling it a "delusional statement."

"I don't understand how he could say it improves the national security of the Gulf States, of Israel. And, definitely not ours," West, a former Republican Congressman from Florida, said.

The U.S. and allies entered into a six-month interim agreement with Tehran in November that called for easing of sanctions in exchange for Iran limiting its nuclear activities. The deal was struck amid controversy among some lawmakers who wanted an increase in sanctions.

West suggested the desire to build a foreign policy legacy was the reason President Barack Obama supported the agreement with Iran.

"I think that the president is looking for some foreign policy success. There is no doubt that the reset button with Russia has been a failure," he said. "There is no doubt that we see what is happening with Syria was a failure."

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