Colin Powell: Iran Agreement a ‘Pretty Good Deal'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday, calling the various planks Iranian leaders accepted "remarkable" and dismissing critics' concerns over its implementation.

"It's a pretty good deal," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Responding to concerns from critics that the deal will expedite Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon, Powell said Iranian leaders have already been on a “superhighway, for the last 10 years, to create a nuclear weapon or a nuclear weapons program, with no speed limit."

"These are remarkable changes, and so we have stopped this highway race that they were going down — and I think that's very, very important," Powell said.

Powell added that the reduction in centrifuges, Iran's uranium stockpile and their agreement to shut down their plutonium reactor were all "remarkable."

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