Sen. Graham: Obama Is a 'Flawed Negotiator'

South Carolina Senator says the next president, whoever he may be, should negotiate with Iran – not Obama, who is not respected by Iran.

Gil Ronen ,

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called President Barack Obama “a flawed negotiator” Sunday and said that he should leave the job of reaching a deal with Iran to his successor. 

“I don’t want a war, but I also don’t want to give Iran the tools to attack the Middle East and one day us,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I believe there is a better deal.”

“It’s only the best deal Barack Obama could get,” he said. “Does anyone really believe that the Iranians will take the billions of dollars we give them and build hospitals and schools?”

"The best deal, I think, comes with a new president," he stated. "Hillary Clinton would do better" than Obama has done in negotiating with Iran, Graham opined." "I think everybody on our side, except maybe Rand Paul, could do better." 

Graham explained that Obama was not feared or respected by the Iranians, and wasn't trusted by US allies.