Raleigh, N.C. — Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr made an appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday to talk about U.S. negotiations with Iran.
During the discussion with Bob Schieffer, Burr said he thinks the U.S. is rushing a nuclear deal with Iran.
"I think now is the time to push back from the table and ask ourselves: Is it really time to trust the people we're negotiating with – the Iranians?" he said.
Burr said he would rather postpone Tuesday's deadline for a good deal than rush a bad one.
"It doesn't seem to be headed in the right direction," Burr said. "Clearly, with a deadline of Tuesday, I'm concerned with what we might give away."
He also said Iranian-backed rebels can't be allowed to gain a foothold in Yemen, where a coalition of countries are mounting attacks to stop them.
"Well, clearly, we're on the verge of a civil war," he said. "I had a long conversation with the ambassador last week. Ten countries have come together, primarily because they can't allow Iran to take a foothold in Yemen."