US Senator Bernie Sanders has denounced President Donald Trump’s handling of the Iran nuclear accord, warning that backing away from the agreement could hurt America’s ability to strike deals in the future.
During a foreign policy speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on Thursday, Sanders asked why another country would want to make a deal with a “reckless president and an irresponsible Congress,” if Washington pulls out from the 2015 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six other countries, including the United States.
“I call on my colleagues in the Congress, and all Americans: We must protect this agreement. President Trump has signaled his intention to walk away from it, as he did the Paris agreement, regardless of the evidence that it is working. This would be a serious mistake,” Sanders said.
The Vermont senator, who sought the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2016, praised the administration of…