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he was found running down -- >> navy street in brooklyn. >> what's going on with our country? >> where was this found? >> we rescued from a soup pot in the midwest. somebody was going to eat him, and he came to us. >> go on to foxandfriends.com. and a fox news alert. the deal is done. world leaders in iran ending three decades of mostly diplomatic gridlock. making history last night by reaching an interim deal that calls on tehran to cut down on its nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief. critics are already speaking out, and some are calling the deal dubious at best. others describing it as down right dangerous. good morning, everyone. weu welcome you here to americas news headquarters. i'm jamie colby. >> i'm erin shawn. this agreement was announced at 3:00 in the morning after
weeking of intense negotiations in geneva. now the two sides have six months to try to hammer out a more comprehensive deal that could potentially solve the dispute over iran's nuclear intentions, but is this really the first step in trying to stop an ianian nuclear bomb. president obama praised the development last night. >> today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure, a future in which we can verify that iran's nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> criticism that it's not enough, and we have team fox coverage. jennifer griffin in the bureau, but we begin with peter life at the white house. >> last night, we got a very rare, very late saturday night statement from president obama where he explained that his job as commander in chief is to try to resolve our differences with iran peacefully. he thinks this agreement is a way to do that, and here are the basics of the deal.
iran has agreed to freeze its nuclear program for six months in exchange for about $7 billion in economic relief, mostly from eased sanctions. >> the united states and our friends and allies have agreed to provide iran with modest relief while continuing to apply our toughest sanctions. we will refrain from imposing new sanctions and we will allow the iranian government access to a portion of the revenue that they have been denied through sanctions. >> white house officials on a conference call detailed that economic relief like this. they say, quote, the deal that was struck is very limited in terms of the additional business that iran can engage in. it's able to sell petrochemicals and able and sell and export automobiles. that's it. full stop. there's no other business activity that is permitted under this first-step deal with iran. and if at any point in the next six months iran is caught
building a nuclear weapon, the deal is off and the terms are reversed. the white house said they don't think new sanctions are going to help anything right now, but some in congress tennessee senator bob corker say they're not so sure. we heard senator corker say he thinks there will be a bipartisan effort to make sure this is not a final agreement, and strong reaction from marco rubio. he said he thinks this deal shows other rogue nations it's okay to lie for the united states for ten years because senator rubio says then the united states will get tired and negotiate with you anyway. back to you. >> peter, that was the north korean playbook. we'll talk about that with john bolton in a minute. >> thanks. secretary of state john kerry is applauding the deal with iran, calling it a first step towards making the world safer, adding if iran's nuclear program is truly for peaceful purposes,
then this is its chance to prove it. jennifer griffin joining me now live in washington. jenn, good morning. >> good morning, jamie. reaction to the deal is already pouring in. syria, iraq, and the palestinian authority, all friends of iran, welcome the deal. iran's opponents, its other arab neighbors, have largely remained quiet. not so, izalsraisrael. >> it is not an historic agreement. it's an historic mistake. it's not made the world a safer place. like the agreement with north korea in 2005, this agreement has made the world a much more dangerous place. >> let me be crystal clear to israel, to our other friends in the region, to any neighbor who feels threatened, that the next step requires proof certain, a f fail-safe set of steps which eliminate the current prospect
of a breakout and creation of a nuclear weapon. >> here's what the deal includes. it halts construction of the arak heavy-water reactor, a second track to a bomb. it neutralizes iran's stockpile of uranium refined to a concentration of 20%. it suspended enrichment above a purity of 5% for six months. they agree not to add any additional centrifuges. it allows daily, iaea inspections. it doesn't require them to ship their stockpile of uranium out of the country. iran's president praised the deal. iran does not give up its ability to enrich uranium. they will receive about $7 billion in sanctions relief in the next six months. it will receive $4.2 billion in frozen funds from oil sales.
nearly $100 million remains frozen, however. republicans on the senate foreign relations committee such as senator bob corker, they're worried iran may fool the u.s. and still get a bomb as north korea did when the u.s. engaged it in multiparty talks. >> my greatest concern throughout this whole situation is the north korean issue. and that issue began relieving sanctions, you end up basically with no deal. and so my greatest concern is seeing follow-through here. >> relief from the sanctions is set to begin in two to three weeks. irain's leadership has just issued a statement if congress imposes new sanctions, then the deal is off. eric. >> all right, jennifer. thanks so much. >> thanks, jenn. >> well, does this deal delay, stop, or even encourage a possible iranian nuclear bomb? critics point out their nuclear facilities still remain firmly
in place and untouched. u.s. ambassador john bolton, senior fellow at the american enterprise institute joins us from washington. ambassador, does this agreement achieve anything? >> yes, it's a huge victory for iran. they have broken the psychological momentum of the economic sanctions. they saw that as one of their principle objectives, which they have now gained. once the sanction regime begins to crumble, it will be very hard to put it back in place. this country is like china, south korea, and india, increase their legal imports of oil from iran. and the ayatollahs in tehran saw something else as well. they saw having this process in place would give washington more leverage over israel. to prevent the one thing, and in fact the only thing that iran fears, and that's an israeli military strike. so in exchange for superficial,
easily reversible concessions on the nuclear program, iran has gained time, the legitimacy, relief from the economic sanctions, and probably relief from an israeli strike. a huge win for iran. >> is this the same thing that north korea did in the clinton administration back in the 1990s? >> yeah, north korea did this on multiple occasions. it did it to the bush administration, too, with the bush administration embarrassingly removing north korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. opening their access to international financial markets. didn't change a thing. north korea exploded two nuclear devices after that relief from sanctions. because what iran sees, what north korea benefitted from is the will to sanctions in the west is weak. let me give you one concrete example that the obama administration faced. countries had indicated they wanted to resume purposes of iranian oil at higher levels. and under the u.s. sanctions
legislation, the white house would have had two choices. one, impose sanctions on the likes of china, india, and south korea for violating our sanctions. or two, giving additional waivers to those countries which would have been very difficult politically. so in a way, what iran has done is break through the clutter and allowed itself to reestablish its commercial bona feedies with some of the customers. >> talk about the clicker. let's take a look at what iran is not doing, while everyone is touting what they are supposedly doing. the deal does not dismantle one thing. it doesn't destroy any nuclear facilities. it doesn't remove any of the enriched uranium. doesn't stop them from enriching the uranium. doesn't stop a breakout capacity. doesn't provide for more intrusive u.n. inspections, the most at the iaea wants. look, some experts say they could possibly have a bomb in 33
days if they want and it doesn't send any equipment to the oak ridge facility like libya did. does one screw, one nail move from tehran to tennessee like lib yoya or south africa compley dismantled their facilities? >> no, now the administration says this is just an interim deal, but the fact is terms of interim deems have a way of becoming permanent. in fact, the biggest concession that the united states made in this interim deeal is also indicated to be a concession in the final deal as well. that is iran will continue to enrich uranium. this document published earlier today says that in the final arrangement, there will be a mutually agreed upon uranium enrichment program for iran. it's the long pole in the tent of any nuclear weapons program, and we have conceded that iran can continue to enrich uranium. the rest of this, frankly, is window dressing, and iran knows
it. >> what about javad zarif's claim they have a right to enrich uranium. >> this has been a nuclear weapons program for years. it's never been anything else. you would have to be dilutional to think they have reversed their rhetoric. you hear john kerry talk about a fail-safe program. there's never been a fail-safe arms control agreement in history. they talk about in the interim deal, freezing iran's nuclear program. to most americans, freeze means stop. it's not being stopped. its expansion is being stopped, but it's continuing at its existing levels while the sanctions are being relieved and the edifice of the sanctions, the political will to hold them together, collapses. the senators talked this morning about imposing new sanctions in congress. they think they'll get that over
an obama administration veto. we're on the downhill slope here, i'm afraid to say. >> what do you predict will happen six months from now. may 24th, a comprehensive agreement? will they break it? >> i think it would be to iran's advantage to move very, very swiftly. make more tactical, superficial concessions and deal a death blow to what is left of the sanctions regime. this turns the spotlight back on israel. if they don't take military action soon, it's essentially 100% the case that iran will get nuclear weapons, and it won't stop with iran. saudi arabia,i egypt, turkey, ad perhaps others will. this is a nuclear arms race in the middle east. >> chilling words. the opening gun in an arms race in the middle east. ambassador, always good to see you, and thank you so much for your analysis. >> thank you, eric. >> thanks, ambassador. eric, we have to ask what kind of precedent does this set?
a lot of people are asking that. how are lawmakers at home reacting? chris wallace sad down with the republican ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee, senator bob corker and he's going to join us with a preview. plus, wait until you hear a story about these two supposedly tried to cheat a lottery winner by telling him he won $1,000. he won a lot more than that. a million dollars. and we're going to get the latest on a very deadly storm that is slamming the southwest right now. how it could impact your thanksgiving day. oh, my, we're going to tell you about your travel plans. you want to hear that. zies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex.
apparently trying to cheat a lottery winner. they initially told the winner he only got $1,000. the guy with the ticket grew suspicious and went to the police, and now both the father and son are charged with grand larceny, but they claim not their fault. the lottery machine malfunctioned. the nuclear agreement that was hammered out with iran, the u.s., and five other world powers is already being met with skepticism on capitol hill. in fact, already today on fox news sunday. republican senator bob corker said negotiators may have given up too much to obtain this deal. listen. >> the u.n. security counsels at a base level stated iran would not have the right to enrich, yet it appears we have already given a tilt, it looks like we have tacited agreed they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road. so i think you're going to so on capitol hill, again, a bipartisan effort to try to make
sure that this is not the final agreement, because people know this administration is strong on announcements, long on announcements, but short on follow-through. >> joining me is our own chris wallace. boy, chris, what a day. truly historic to be able to talk about this agreement. senator corker says, well, if you go with it for now, don't go with it forever. how long does he feel comfortable now that the agreement has been agreed to? >> it's a six-month agreement, and he wants a final deal in six months or he wants the sanctions that were lifted or eased as part of this agreement to be reimposed. he's very concerned, and i think a lots of people, both in the middle east and on capitol hill, are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm, where we ease the sanctions, the pressure from the allies is relieved, but iran continues, maybe not with a
nuclear weapon, but just short of st short of a dash to a nuclear weapon. so six months, that's how long the agreement is, and that's how long they say they're going to give the sdwraadministration ann before there's either a bigger deal, a better deal, or a reimposition of sanctions. >> overall on the show, how do your guests evaluate what we gave away versus what we got? >> they're not entirely happy with what we gave away. and you heard the big concern there from senator corker, who i have to say has been a skeptic about this whole enterprise all along, has thought that the obama administration is too interested in making a deal with the iranian regime, and the big concern is this is not a a freeze of iran's nuclear program or a roll-back. it's a cap. so iran will be able to continue to enrich uranium. they didn't get the formal declaration that they have a right to enrich uranium, but
they'll be able oo continue to do so, which is not what the u.n. called for. >> it begs a question. i want to make sure i get it in before you have to leave. is it an admission by iran, then, about its program. it seems vague. >> say it one last time. >> is it an admission by iran about its intentions? it seems vague. >> they certainly have always had, you know, the centrifuges spinning. and they have been enriching up to 20%. the one thing they have agreed as part of the deal is 20% of the uranium, which is close to weapons grade, is going to be degraded so they won't have that anymore. >> thanks so much, chris. we look forward to the program. we never miss it. fox news sunday with senators bob corker and ben cardin. have a great sunday. >> and also governor sarah palin as well, talking about the awful comments from the msnbc commentator martin bashir. >> 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
eastern on fox. thanks, chris. >> thank you, jamie. >> jamie, there's a powerful and deadly storm system crossing the southern part of the country. wait until you hear what it could do to your thanksgiving day plans. stay with us. fox news channel on sunday, all the news you need to know. well, did you know the ancient pyramids were actually a mistake? uh-oh. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know.
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a massive storm sweeping through the west, they have killed at least eight people. the storm system crashing into the texas panhandle. that's caused icy conditions and fatal traffic collisions. temperatures there dropped really low. and the storm is now heading east, just in time for our thanksgiving holiday. rick is in the fox extreme weather center. rick, tell us it ain't so. what's going to happen? >> it's a slow-moving storm with a lot of air in place. take a look at the windchills.
except for far south florida, the entire country is cold. 25 in dallas, 26 in memphis, out across parts of the west, only in the 40s. everybody has the cold air. then we have the storm. you can see where it is now. mostly snow across new mexico, oklahoma, and texas. we'll see a bit of the mix of the rain and snow and eventually, i think, freezing rain. we have winter storm warnings in effect across much of texas and new mexico still. parts of oklahoma, but you'll notice a lot of the big cities under these advisories and tonight into tomorrow, i think dallas, you're looking at a bit of an icing event. a really rough commute in the morning. here's the future radar. overnight tonight, you see the pink. that's indicative of icing that's going to develop tonight across central texas, and then we see it develop over parts of the central gulf, and the darker colors are a lot of moisture. very heavy rainfall monday into tuesday in the southeast, then we watch the storm track to the northeast. we don't know exactly what the track is going to take.
i think at this point, best bet is the snow will be far interior sections. so mostly, a rainy event across the coast, but a very rainy event, eric. we'll be talking about some areas 3 to 4 inches of rain, and wind on wednesday, the big travel day. a bit of a mess. >> we have to be careful. thanks, rick. well, we have always known how important it is, especially us, to get a good night's sleep. next, you're going to learn about how sleep has an added benefit for patients with serious psychiatric disorders. >> and 50 years ago today, lee harvey oswald was shot and kill by jack ruby. our interview with the only person still alive who knew both oswald and jfk. orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection
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