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White House Defends Nuke Deal with Iran

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WASHINGTON D.C. -

Critics are calling a six-month deal to limit Iran's ability to expand its nuclear program a mistake.

The Obama Administration is defending a landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry points to greater access to inspect Iran's nuclear sites and ultimately limit its nuclear program.

Secretary of State John Kerry says, "They say it's peaceful. We say, ok if you say it's peaceful, prove it's peaceful, and here are the things you need to do to prove it."

As part of the six-month deal, Iran agrees to destroy its stockpile of weapons grade uranium, restrict its production of nuclear fuel and give inspectors daily access to nuclear facilities.

In return, the Iranians will get seven billion dollars in financial relief - most of that will come from allowing, limited oil sales. Sanctions are also lifted on auto sales, gold and chemicals.

But the rollback of those sanctions with no guarantee the Iranians will stop developing a nuclear weapons program, has lawmakers on both sides of the aisle skeptical.

Rep. Eric Cantor says, "A country that has deceived the world. A country that has defied UN security resolutions, can't be trusted."

The Heritage Foundation's James Carafano say the deal doesn't have enough teeth and the U-S will have a hard time reversing course if Iran doesn't keep up its end of the bargain.

James Carafano of The Heritage Foundation says, "If you look, it's just like the North Korean negotiating strategy, which eventually ended up with the North Korean's getting the bomb."

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal an "Historic Mistake," he's sending representatives to the US to discuss what happens next.

Congress is talking about imposing tougher sanctions on Iran when lawmakers return to the Capitol in December.