The agreement the U.S. negotiated with Iran over its nuclear weapons program is not a "serious deal," retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said Monday.
"The most preposterous thing about it all is it is not a legal contract. It's not even a serious deal, because we allow Iran to interpret their way, and we interpret our way. It's basically for hometown consumption," Peters told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
The U.S. joined with other nations to an agreement that allows for easing some sanctions on Iran in return for a freeze on some of its nuclear activities. Peters, who is also a Fox News military analyst, said the agreement does not allow for "intrusive, unannounced inspections."
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Instead, he explained the U.S. would only be able to place cameras around a "couple of sites" and return later to check the film.
Peters took special issue with the effect on Israel as a result of the agreement. He maintained the deal, brokered by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, betrays U.S. allies in the Middle East in an attempt to divert attention from Obamacare.
"They are betraying our allies in pursuit of a headline to get Obamacare off the front page for a day or two, but, also, to establish a legacy. And their legacy is going to be the betrayal of Israel and other supposed allies throughout the Middle East," he said.
Peters called Israel "our only true ally in the Middle East," and said the Obama administration considers them a liability.
"The Obama administration regards Israel as a strategic liability, regards it as a political albatross, as personal nuisance. And, I am sorry, betraying Israel is not in the best interest of our United States," he said.
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