Continuing his criticism of the Iran negotiations, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed the Obama administration for its handling of the ongoing talks. Appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday, Krauthammer told host Bill O’Reilly that a potential deal is “a surrender at every level” on the U.S. side, while adding that the negotiations are “a total collapse.”
O’REILLY: So, do you agree with me that no matter what the deal is a lot of Americans will say we don’t like it because it’s too long and too chaotic?
KRAUTHAMMER: It’s more than chaotic. It’s a surrender at every level. The latest news — the most shocking news is another bait and switch. We were assured that the Iranians would ship all their enriched uranium out of the country so they wouldn’t have access to it. They would have to re-enrich the stuff they had which would take them time, which would give us and the west the opportunity to do something about it if they were cheating or a breakout.
Now, we are learning — we heard from the deputy foreign minister of Iran, that it is a principle of theirs that they will not ship out right enriched uranium. Are we going to cave on this? We already caved on four other supposedly nonnegotiable principles. This is a total collapse on our side and this administration is so desperate that the Iranians have the audacity on the day before to do a final bait and switch on highly enriched uranium.