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January 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET

Could Iran reverse nuke deal in 24 hours?

(CNN) - The key negotiator on Iran's nuclear program said even if a deal forces Iran to dismantle or freeze some of its nuclear program, the decision could be reversed and the program could be back up and running within just 24 hours.

"Whenever we feel the other side is not following through with its commitments, whenever we feel there are other motives involved, whenever—now, say, under pressure from Congress or something else—they take action against their commitments, say put in place new sanctions, we will immediately revert to the current status quo," Abbas Araghchi said in an interview with Iran state television.

The timing of the interview could not be worse for the White House, as it tries to persuade members of Congress not to pass new sanctions against Iran. The President met with Democratic senators yesterday, insisting that new sanctions would only mess up negotiations to get Iran to back off its nuclear ambitions.

So what impact could this have on the pending deal and the next move from Congress? Reporter Josh Rogin, who broke this story for "The Daily Beast" joins "The Lead" to discuss.

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