Obama Walks Iran Tightrope In Year-End Interview

December 29, 2014 8:15 PM

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Obama Walks Iran Tightrope In Year-End Interview

Obama acknowledged that Iran sponsors terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, that the country has attempted to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that the country’s rhetoric toward the United States and Israel is often “incendiary.” But he insisted repeatedly that a peaceful nuclear deal was in the best interest of both Iran and the United States. (RELATED: Iran’s Supreme Leader Tweets Attacks On US, Israel)

He also claimed credit for an aggressive Iran policy — “a classic example of American leadership” — that strengthened sanctions on the country, isolating it and forcing it to the negotiating table.

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