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Huckabee: "Money's Driving" The Iran Deal

"I think money's driving it."

Posted on August 12, 2015, at 1:43 p.m. ET

Mike Huckabee said Tuesday that the Iran agreement is about the money.

The GOP presidential candidate told Iowa radio host Simon Conway that, after reading the agreement, he "became convinced of two things," the first being that the deal was "absolutely atrocious."

"And number two: One of the reasons I'm convinced that we were rushing into this is because there is a lot of money to be made and released as a result of this agreement," Huckabee said. "I think money's driving it."

The former governor of Arkansas, who has come under fire in recent weeks for saying the deal would march Israelis "to the door of the oven," later added that the accord made clear President Obama's "disdain for Israel" and "his indifference to the danger that this brings to them."

Meanwhile, he praised New York Sen. Chuck Schumer for having "acted like an American, more than he did a Democrat" in announcing his opposition to the agreement.