Corker Statement Following White House Meeting on Iran Negotiations


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after a meeting at the White House to discuss negotiations with Iran.

“Democrats have procedurally blocked the Senate from taking any action on Iran this week.  As such, we will closely monitor what happens in Geneva and examine the details of any interim deal.  After leaving the meeting at the White House today, I am still concerned we will trade away our leverage without ever forcing Iran to fully comply with its existing international obligations.  Because the Obama administration has not articulated an end-state for the Iranian nuclear program, I am also concerned the interim deal will become the final deal,” said Corker. “Congress must develop a bipartisan course of action that keeps the pressure on Iran and results in a final agreement that stops Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.”

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