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Krauthammer Reveals What He Found to Be the 'Most Astonishing Thing' About Iran Framework Agreement


"But the second, the most astonishing thing is that..."

Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer skewered the tentative deal with Iran Thursday evening and revealed the "most astonishing thing" he found about the framework agreement.

Speaking on Fox News' "Special Report," Krauthammer contended that "it is possible" when the agreement is signed that "there will be a huge relief of sanctions."

"And when Obama speaks about snapping them back, if the Iranians are cheating, there is not chance in the world that the Chinese, the Russians or even the Europeans are going to snap on sanctions again," he said. "We would be acting alone, we would be completely isolated."

"So, number one, they are going to get their economy back and that's all they really wanted," Krauthammer continued.

However, what really stunned the political pundit was another portion of the deal.

"But the second, the most astonishing thing is that in return, they are not closing a single nuclear facility," Krauthammer said. "Their entire nuclear infrastructure is intact."

"The soundbite you showed of the president, and that was in December, no more than a year and a half ago, he talked about you don't need the Fordow facility, they are keeping it, it's not going to close," he continued.

"So, they are going to have the entire infrastructure in place either for a breakout after the agreement expires or when they have enough sanctions relief and they want to cheat and to breakout on their own," Krauthammer concluded.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also hammered the tentative agreement Thursday night, saying it would "threaten the survival of Israel" and increase the chances of a "horrific war."

(H/T: Real Clear Politics)

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