Better-Than-Expected Deal

Better-Than-Expected DealBetter-Than-Expected Deal

US Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the nuclear framework deal with Iran was better than she had anticipated, and she criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for continuing sanctions on Iran.

Under the framework deal announced last week, Iran agreed to restrictions on nuclear facilities and to international inspections. Feinstein noted that the inspection of Iran’s mines, mills, facilities and other elements of its nuclear supply chain would last up to 25 years. The surveillance and inspections are key, she said.

“It’s a better agreement, candidly, than I thought it was ever going to be. I think that it can be a very serviceable, practical agreement, and it can signal a new day,” Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, the Washington Post reported.