Andrea Mitchell: Now, Other Countries Can’t Trust U.S. Presidents to Make Lasting Agreements
Andrea Mitchell: Now, Other Countries Can't Trust U.S. Presidents To Make Lasting Agreements (RealClearPolitics)
KATY TUR, MSNBC: Andrea Mitchell, you were there for the negotiations, I watched you reporting on this deal day in and day out. Tell us about when the U.S. Was dealing with Iran to get this done and why at the time it felt like such an important negotiation, why it felt so important and needed to happen then?
ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, Iran was basically months, only months from having a nuclear weapon, and the fact is that the allies decided (six countries includes the European Union, the permanent members of the U.N. security council, plus Germany, and the U.N.) decided it was worth it to get a deal that would have them sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, have permanent eyes on, U.N. Inspectors, more than 400 inspections so far since the Iran deal was signed, and be able to go to places that they have not been previously able to go to. And a permanent break in the fuel line where they cannot get nuclear fuel all of these years. That that was worth not negotiating on missiles and not negotiating on Iran's support for terrorism in the region.