- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

President Trump accused his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, on Tuesday of awarding citizenship to Iranian officials during the Iran nuclear deal negotiations.

The president’s allegation is based on the Iranian claims in a Fox News report. Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, a member of Iran’s parliament, told a local paper that Mr. Obama granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during the Iran nuclear deal negotiations.

“This sounds like totally made-up B.S.,” said Marie Harf, a former State Department spokeswoman who now works for Fox News.

The current State Department said in a statement to Fox News: “We’re not going to comment on every statement by an Iranian official.”

Mr. Trump announced in May 2018 that the U.S. would be leaving the Iran deal.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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