[I]f we can negotiate a strong deal that keeps Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, that’s the best for us and for the world. But what’s happening right now…is John Kerry and his team are letting this deal erode away as they try to close it. Two of the issues that from day one have been so important are…anytime, anywhere inspections and also understanding what were the possible military dimensions of their [nuclear] program prior to 2003. . . .[Go-anywhere/anytime inspection] is a deal breaker based on what the administration has said from day one. Again, what we are beginning to hear is that the administration is weakening. They are caving to these demands. So these few remaining red lines are very important, and the one that I think people on both sides of the aisle will be concerned about is if we don’t end up having anytime, anywhere inspections. As you’ve mentioned, the Ayatollah has said that’s not going to be the case. So again, I’m just pushing to try to make sure that they [the negotiators] hold where they have been.
June 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM EDT