What the 2016 candidates are saying about the Iran deal

Responses to the deal between Iran and a handful of world powers broke down by party lines on Tuesday morning.

Negotiators from around the world (Image via the US State Department's Flickr account).
Negotiators from around the world (Image via the US State Department's Flickr account).

Most of the nearly two dozen men and women who want President Barack Obama’s job weighed in Tuesday morning on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran will shake off sanctions against it so long as it can show it’s not building a nuclear weapon, in a deal Reuters called "a political triumph" for Obama and Iran President Hassan Rouhani. Iran has always insisted its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes.

Most of Democrats and 15 – that’s right – Republican White House hopefuls took to social media on Tuesday to post their stance on the nuclear deal. Predictably, most responses broke down by party line.

I support it.
Lincoln Chafee

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders

Lukewarm support
Martin O’Malley

No way.
Jeb Bush

Dr. Ben Carson (On Monday)

Chris Christie

Ted Cruz

Carly Fiorina

Lindsey Graham

Mike Huckabee

Bobby Jindal

John Kasich

George Pataki

Rand Paul
The senator from Kentucky had not yet spoken out on the deal as of press time, but some see it as bad news for his campaign.

Rick Perry

Marco Rubio

Rick Santorum

Donald Trump

Scott Walker

Let me read it first.
Jim Webb

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