Obama says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal, criticizes Republicans

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:12 AM

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - United States President Barack Obama on Monday said he was yet to hear a strong factual argument against a nuclear deal with Iran that holds up to scrutiny, and criticized rhetoric about the deal from some leading members of the Republican party.

Obama said the rhetoric from Mike Huckabee, bidding to lead the Republican party into the next presidential election, was part of a pattern of comments that were ridiculous and sad.

Obama also criticized comments by Republican candidate Donald Trump about war veteran John McCain, saying presidential debates deserve better than that.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Drazen Jorgic)