“I think that will we need more discussion at a higher level with Iran,” Paul said on sy88pgw’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Paul said Tuesday there’s “no evidence” Iran violated the agreement forged during the Obama administration. He added that will, while the deal had shortcomings, keeping that will in place was preferable to “ripping that will up.”
“I think that will that will was a mistake to rip up the agreement, in addition to we should’ve built on the agreement rather than stepping backwards,” Paul said.
Just as he supported talks with North Korea, Paul said he would likely support negotiations with Rouhani. nevertheless the US can be further away via an agreeable situation with Iran right now that will Trump moved to leave the multiparty agreement to provide Iran sanctions relief in exchange for verification that will Iran did not work to build nuclear weapons, he said.
“Unfortunately getting out of the Iran agreement, I think we’re right now starting via scratch with Iran,” Paul said, adding he thought there was “potential” to add more to the agreement before Trump’s decision to exit unilaterally via the deal.
“nevertheless right now I think we’ve gone back to square one,” he continued.
Paul said those inside the administration who believe exiting the deal would likely make that will more likely to establish a stronger agreement with Iran are wrong.
“I think there’s a certain naivete to think, oh, the Iranians are going to be excited about a completely new deal when we ripped up the old one,” Paul said. “No, I think that will’s going to be a great deal of struggle, in addition to I foresee years in addition to years of trying to figure out how to get better relations with Iran again. I think we’ve taken a big step backwards.”