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Americans — 71 Percent of Them — Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal: Poll

By Morgan Chilson   |   Monday, 09 Mar 2015 02:50 PM

A whopping 71 percent of Americans are skeptical that a potential U.S.-Iran deal would actually stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The poll, released Monday, found that just 24 percent of Americans thought the negotiations between the Obama administration and Tehran would make a difference, but the bulk agreed with many Congressional Republicans who say a deal wouldn't change Iran’s nuclear capacity, The Journal noted.

The potential deal, which would see Iran delay all nuclear activities for 10 years, is currently being negotiated between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations, which includes the U.S., the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, and Germany. 

On Monday, 47 Republican senators wrote an open letter to Iran warning that any deal the country reaches with Obama’s administration would likely be nullified once the president is out of office in 2016, Bloomberg reported

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who delivered a speech to Congress last week urging lawmakers to avoid a deal, said Sunday that the leaders of several P5+1 countries have told him they are concerned about rushing into a "bad" agreement with Iran.

"After my speech to Congress, we heard from several foreign ministers who don't see a need to reach a deal as soon as possible, and who said they would wait for a good agreement to be reached," Netanyahu said, according to the Israel News. "I hope these things will be translated into action."

Senators on both sides of the aisle are now urging for Congressional approval over any Iran-U.S. agreement, Bloomberg reported, and are attempting to pass a bill that would mandate a review.

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