Former President Jimmy Carter believes it was “improper and a mistake” for U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry he was “fleeced” by Iran in negotiations over the controversial new nuclear agreement with the country, reports The Tennessean.
Carter, at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday to sign copies of his new book, said he supports Kerry and the deal between Iran, the United States and several U.S. allies.
“I think Corker’s comments were improper and a mistake. I think he’s wrong about the Iran nuclear deal, I think it’s a very good one,” Carter said.
“I think that anybody that has served in the Senate with John Kerry, or has known him since then as I have … knows that he’s a very astute and wonderful and dedicated person. And If he signs and agreement, I don’t have any doubt that it will be carried out.”
…Carter, who turns 91 on Oct. 1, agreed (with President Obama and Democrats).
“I think it’s good for Iran, it’s good for America, it’s good for Israel and it’s good for the world,” Carter said. “And I hope and I believe that it will be carried out, or either the sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran. I hope the House and Senate will not veto the agreement that has been negotiated.”
…Hundreds of people waited in line Thursday afternoon for Carter to sign copies of his latest book, “A Full Life: Reflections at 90.” Carter said the book, his 31st, is a memoir that takes a new look back on his childhood, his presidency and his 69 years of marriage with his wife, Rosalynn.
Note: Post on the Kerry-Corker clash, etc., is HERE.