In an interview with NPR News released on April 7, President Barack Obama answers his critics, who have targeted him over the recent negotiations and eventual deal with Iran over their nuclear energy program.
“I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling into question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries,” the president said, referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-Wisconsin) heavy criticism of the Iran deal.
Late last month, Walker told conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt, that he would reject the Iranian deal on his first day as commander-in-chief.
“The concept of a nuclear Iran is not only problematic for Iran, and certainly for Israel, but it opens the doors,” Walker said. “You’re going to have plenty others in the region ... They’re going to want to have a nuclear weapon if the Iranians have a nuclear weapon.”
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Obama continued with his rebuttal to Walker.
“If this starts being questioned, that’s going to be a problem for our friends and that’s going to embolden our enemies,” the president said. “It would be a foolish approach to take. And perhaps Mr. Walker, after he has taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.”
Walker has been seen as a frontrunner to win the Republican nomination for president, but has yet to declare his candidacy.
You can view the NPR interview in its entirety at the link below.