A powerful Democratic senator is accusing the White House of using talking points “straight out of Tehran.”
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iran nuclear negotiations Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez blasted the Obama administration for their recent talk on Iran.
Menendez said the administration’s talking points seem to come “straight out of Tehran.”
“I have to be honest with you,” Menendez said, “the more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran. It feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin. An illicit nuclear weapons program going back of the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on.”
The Obama administration and Senate Democrats are currently battling over increased sanctions for the Iranian regime. Senate Democrats, led by Menendez, are keen to weigh in on the Iranian nuclear program. Meanwhile, the White House has said that any statement from Congress could put at risk any deal with Iran to dismantle its nuclear capabilities.