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Some central New Yorkers making noise against the Iran deal

Ellen Abbott
Protestors spoke out against the Iran nuclear agreement in from of the federal building in Syracuse recently.

Central New Yorkers who are opposed to the Iran nuclear deal are urging others who don’t agree with the policy to make some noise.  Randy Potter, of Syracuse, has been calling senators from across the country explaining his position and he wants others to do the same.

"Not only are we going to let them develop a bomb, we’re giving them a glide path to developing a bomb,” Potter says. “We are also going to lift the sanctions so we are giving them an extra $120 million to build ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missiles] and deliver them. Iran is the number one nation that supports terrorism. They are going to have a ton of money for that.”

Potter also is leery of the 24-day notice before any weapons inspections. 

“It is positively ridiculous. Say you had the Syracuse Police Department notifying a drug dealer that they were going to be raided in 24 days. There wouldn’t be any contraband on the premises. I think it’s a very similar situation,” Potter says.

Sen. Charles Schumer  (D-NY) also cites that 24-day notification as one of the reason’s he’s opposing the deal and plans to vote against the agreement, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is supporting it.