On Fox News Sunday, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) voiced his skepticism of the deal to halt Iran’s uranium enrichment program, arguing that without significant enforcement, possibly via congressional action, the deal would allow Iran to “consolidate its gains” while relieving pressure from sanctions.
“People are very concerned that the interim deal becomes the norm,” Corker said. “There’s bipartisan skepticism here. I have crafted legislation to hold this administration and the international community’s feet to the fire over the next sixth months to ensure that interment deal is not the norm…So I think you will see on Capitol Hill, again, a bipartisan effort to make sure this is not the final agreement. Because people know this administration is long on announcements but very short on follow through.”
Corker did not rule out additional sanctions if the deal is not enforced.
“The U.N. Security Council at a base level stated that Iran would not have the right to enrich, and yet it appears we have tacitly agreed they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road,” he said. “My greatest concern throughout this whole situation is the North Korean issue. That is, you begin relieving sanctions, you end up basically with no deal. So my greatest concern is seeing follow through here.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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