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Iranian Official: Obama Trying to Soothe Lawmakers About Nuke Deal

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By    |   Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 05:54 PM

An Iranian official says that the Obama administration is making ambiguous claims about the nuclear deal in an effort to alleviate the concerns that members of Congress may have about the agreement, Iran's state-controlled media is reporting.

Hamid Baeidinejad, who is the director general for Political Affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry and one of the negotiators for Iran, said in an interview on state-controlled radio that all the rhetoric Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. government officials are using to sell the deal to lawmakers is "aimed at domestic consumption," the Fars News Agency reported.

"The remarks by the western officials are ambiguous comments which are merely uttered for domestic use and therefore we should say that there is no ambiguity in this (nuclear) agreement," Baeidinejad said.

He added that the claims are being made by the administration officials to "calm opponents in the Congress and Zionist lobbies to soothe the internal conditions prevailing over debates on the nuclear agreement in that country," the Washington Free Beacon is reporting.

Kerry along with other administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden have been meeting with lawmakers in an effort to convince them that they should support the deal, saying that it will help prevent Iran from creating a nuclear weapon and allow a one-year breakout period.

Those who oppose the deal say that in exchange for the sanctions relief for Iran, the Middle Eastern country will end up bringing in billions of dollars that it can use to fund terrorism. They say it also removed Iran's ability to export weapons and build ballistic missiles.

The Iranians say that when the administration said this week that the deal will shut down the nuclear infrastructure in Iran that it is trying to mislead the public in its efforts to sell the deal.

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An Iranian official says that the Obama administration is making ambiguous claims about the nuclear deal in an effort to alleviate the concerns that members of Congress may have about the agreement, Iran's state-controlled media is reporting.
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