Pope Francis during a speech at the United Nations reiterated his support for the Iran nuclear deal.
“The recent agreement reached on the nuclear question in a sensitive region of Asia and the Middle East is proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy,” said Francis. “I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved.”
Senator Roy Blunt (R) continues to call the plan, “terrible,” and said it will lead to a destabilization.
“Other countries in the Middle East now that absolutely don’t trust Iran will want to be sure they have whatever kind of weapons the Iranians have, and so suddenly the nuclear genie in the Middle East is out of the box like it has not been before,” said Blunt.
Blunt says the disagreement doesn’t change his regard for the pope.
“Frankly I don’t always agree with everything the preacher says at church, either, but that doesn’t mean I’m not respectful,” said Blunt.
Analysts are offering varying takes on what Pope Francis has had to say about Capitalism and what his visit has meant for the U.S.
Senator Blunt says it would be interesting to know what impact the Pope’s time in this country has had on him.
“When you grow up in Juan Perón’s Argentina, you have a different view of the economy and Capitalism and government than you would have if you really understood how those things are done in the United States of America,” said Blunt. “I wonder what impact it has at [the pope’s] age for the first time ever to come and really see the difference in the expression of our country toward him, of the obvious opportunities that so many people have here that they don’t have lots of other places.”
Pope Francis flew back to Rome last night.