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McCain Critical of Possible Iran Deadline Delay

McCain ripped reports of a possible extension in the Iran nuclear deal deadline. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday the Obama administration should be "embarrassed" that Iran nuclear negotiations might extend past the June 30 deadline.  

According to The Wall Street Journal , negotiators on both sides are suggesting that talks have stalled and that they are willing to go past the deadline to work out the remaining kinks.  

"I'm not surprised they pushed it back," McCain said, suggesting that conflicting statements from Tehran and Secretary of State John Kerry "just shows they're scrambling."  

"They should be embarrassed," McCain said. "But they're not."  

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked Monday about the deadline and said that June 30 remained the deadline, "but" he noted that the previous deadline had gone a few days over as progress was being made.  

Steven T. Dennis contributed to this report.

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