WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
This as the Obama administration is defending its actions, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday.
The White House is on the defensive over its deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up his rhetoric in the face of bipartisan congressional attack.
“They say it’s peaceful. We say, OK, if you say it’s peaceful prove it’s peaceful,” Kerry said.
Kerry was trying to assuage the concerns on both sides of the aisle that Iran is a country that cannot be trusted.
“The deal with Iran is dangerous. It brings Iran close to becoming a nuclear power,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.