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Madeleine Albright: Iran Deal a 'Good Plan That Needs to Be Backed'

Madeleine Albright: Iran Deal a 'Good Plan That Needs to Be Backed'
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By    |   Monday, 31 August 2015 10:22 AM

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the Iran nuclear deal offers a "path to diplomacy" on some of Iran's other concerning issues.

"I'm kind of troubled ... some of the people that are opposed to the agreement never read it before they actually declared their opposition," Albright, who served under former President Bill Clinton, told CNN's "New Day" program Monday.

"This does put a stop to three paths to a nuclear program plutonium, enriched Iranian, and covertly. I think it's a good plan that needs to be backed."

Albright wrote an opinion piece for CNN Monday defending the nuclear deal.

The deal makes it clear that Iran can't develop a nuclear weapon, Albright said, and the agreement's verifications are "as tough as any we've ever seen."

Further, she pointed out that Iran will not receive sanctions relief until it fulfills the beginning parts of the agreement.

She also spoke Monday about the mounting numbers of migrants fleeing the advancing threat of the Islamic State, which she finds "one of the great tragedies of our time."

"I was a refugee," said the Czechoslovakian-born diplomat.

"I clearly didn't have such a tragic story but I know what's it like to is to leave your country because you can't live there anymore. I'm surprised at how difficult this has been for people that are trying to get across and erecting barriers and making it more complicated is certainly adds to the tragedy. There are more refugees in the world today than at any time. We have to be able to deal with it."

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the Iran nuclear deal offers a "path to diplomacy" on some of Iran's other concerning issues.
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