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Burr talks Iran on "Face the Nation"

Posted March 29, 2015

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— 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."

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  • Dan Kimrey Mar 30, 2015
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    This guy is still a senator?? He's easily forgettable, as he only crawls out of his hole once or twice a year.

  • Phil Larson Mar 30, 2015
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    Ha! That's a good'n. Factual, hilarious.

  • Bob Cooke Mar 30, 2015
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    You are correct, sir. People in your world do not find my factual view of the world entertaining in any way.

  • Jack Jones Mar 30, 2015
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    Mr Cooke - Your statements are nonfactual and foolish. You don't seem to do well outside the "conservative entertainment complex".

  • Bob Cooke Mar 30, 2015
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    I second that.

  • Jeff Herring Mar 30, 2015
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    Burr is a traitor. He gives advise to the Iranians, undercutting America and he has cut benefits to wounded american soldiers. Burr for chief mullah of Iran!

  • Bob Cooke Mar 30, 2015
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    First, we don't negotiate with terrorists. Second, he chose to leave himself behind. Third, 5 top terrorist for one deserter?. Fourth, our leader violated law by not getting congressional approval. How much more you need to see this was a bad deal?

  • Stephen Batchelor Mar 30, 2015
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    Bob Cook, whatever happened to the mantra "we will leave no man behind". First and foremost Bergdahl is a US Citizen. Period. Secondly he will be tried and probably convicted in a military court. THIRD, our President did what he thought best at the time to save Bergdahl's life. Or would you rather see another beheading hit You Tube?

  • Bob Cooke Mar 30, 2015
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    Thank God that we have patriots like Mr. Burr to stand up to the traitor in the white house...you know the one who released 5 terrorist generals for a deserter and enemy comforter.

  • Jack Jones Mar 30, 2015
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    Burr was unprepared and unconvincing of the talking points. Best he just sign things like the 47 traitors letter.