(Worthy News) – President Barack Obama lashed out at critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argue that a recently inked nuclear agreement with Iran does little to rein in the rogue regime’s ability to construct a bomb, during a press conference Wednesday, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Asked to respond to those who have criticized the deal as dangerous for America, including members of Congress and other world leaders, Obama defended the agreement and urged those fighting against him to present a better alternative.
“I’m not concerned what others say about it,” Obama told reporters.
The president also admitted that he does not expect the agreement to help to moderate Iran or dampen its support for terrorism across the globe. [ Source ]
Obama admits Iran deal could fund terror
President Obama conceded Wednesday that lifting economic sanctions on Iran will boost that country’s economy and let it funnel more money to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, but said the only real alternative would still present Tehran with a windfall of cash, and reduce U.S. influence over its nuclear program.
“Do we think that with the sanctions coming down, that Iran will have some additional resources for its military and for some of the activities in the region that are a threat to us and a threat to our allies?” Obama said at the White House in response to a question about the Iran nuclear deal. “I think that is a likelihood, that they’ve got some additional resources.”
Obama then tried to downplay that possibility. “Do I think it’s a game-changer for them? No,” he said. [ Source ]