Perry: $150 Billion in Sanctions Relief for Iran Can Be Used Against Our Soldiers

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R.) said the $150 billion in sanctions relief Iran receives as part of its nuclear deal will be used against U.S. soldiers during an interview Thursday with Fox Business personality Maria Bartiromo.

"So from my perspective that is just such nonstarter that we ever let ourselves get into a position to let $150 billion head into Iran," he said. "It can be used against our soldiers for instance. Iran is the country that attacked our Marines in Beirut, their weapons were used to kill our soldiers in Iraq. It is a bad deal for a lot of reasons."

Full exchange:

MARIA BARTIROMO: How about Iran? President Obama is saying pretty adamantly any challenge to this Iran deal will be vetoed. Is there even a chance that Congress could overturn this?

RICK PERRY: Well, I think Congress can engage in this in particular on the money side. There is $150 billion that will head into Iran. Even Susan Rice has said these are dollars that will be spent in some form or fashion for terrorism. So from my perspective that is just such nonstarter that we ever let ourselves get into a position to let $150 billion head into Iran. It can be used against our soldiers for instance. Iran is the country that attacked our Marines in Beirut, their weapons were used to kill our soldiers in Iraq. It is a bad deal for a lot of reasons.