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US House speaker says deal will fuel nuke race

The nuclear deal announced by world powers reining in Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief will only “embolden” Tehran and trigger an atomic weapons race, House Speaker John Boehner said.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

“Instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world,” said the Republican Boehner in a statement, adding that US lawmakers will “review every detail of this agreement very closely.”

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