White House NOW says Iran Nuke deadline is Arbitrary

Funny thats not what they said two weeks ago!

White House Spokesman, Josh Ernest, says March 31st hard deadline on Iran Nuke deal

QUESTION

So, on Iran, you’ve — you’ve suggested to us repeatedly that the end of the month deadline was a real deadline with the possibility of extending it’s…

Josh Earnest

Well, John, I think the president has spoken to this. And so, I’d encourage you to look for the words that he used.

Josh Earnest

But I can characterize them as, we’ve been negotiating for more than a year and the president and our international partners who are participating in…us-whitehouse-logo

Josh Earnest

And if that’s not something that Iran is able to agree to after more than a year of negotiations, then yes, the president and our international partners…

Josh Earnest

But the fact of the matter is, those negotiations are still under way. And we should allow the negotiators the two weeks that remain to try to hammer…

Josh Earnest

(CROSSTALK)

QUESTION

… for the — for the details. But…

Josh Earnest

… right.

QUESTION

… you still think in terms of the general framework agreement that the end of March is the real deadline and we’re highly unlikely…

Josh Earnest

… I mean, again, John (ph), we’ve been doing this for more than a year and the president — you know, despite our commitment to protecting the confidentiality…

Josh Earnest

And these are expectations that are not just held by the president; these are expectations that are held by our international partners as well.

QUESTION

How is this done by the way, when you have a deal? Is there going to be a big ceremony? Are we going to see a — you know, a handshake? I mean, what…

Josh Earnest

Well…

QUESTION

… the choreography of it?

Josh Earnest

I don’t have a — I don’t have a good sense of that. The — but I do know that the administration, as the chief of staff indicated in his letter to…

Via – C-SPAN

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