House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in her Thursday press conference the four remaining American prisoners in Iran should not have been part of the nuclear deal with the Iranians.
Pelosi argued that everyone needs to “appreciate the fact” that a “much brighter light is being shone” on the prisoners now that a deal is done, but that they should not have come up in the Iranian nuclear deal itself.
REPORTER: Do you think the four American hostages being held in Iran should’ve been released as a precondition to any deal made about Iran’s nuclear program?
NANCY PELOSI: No, no. It would’ve been good, but it’s just — no. This is a nuclear deal. This is a nuclear agreement. And I think we have to — I appreciate the fact that since we have a nuclear negotiation, and now we have a nuclear agreement that much brighter light is being shone on prisoners of conscience in Iran.