June 22, 2015

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Talks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

WASHINGTON – Today in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, highlighted enactment of his legislation (The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) that gives Congress the opportunity to review any final nuclear deal before the president can waive congressional sanctions on Iran. He also called U.S. demands for “anytime, anywhere” inspections and disclosure of Iran’s past research into weaponization of a nuclear weapon “non-negotiable,” urging the Obama administration to be prepared to suspend negotiations unless Iran agrees.

"Congress had no role in this until we passed a bill recently because the president had the ability to go directly to the U.N. Security Council with national security waivers he was given," said Corker. “[I]f they are trying to cross these two remaining red lines,…I do think we should…step away from the table and make sure that we end up with a deal that will stand the test of time. We already have so many weaknesses in it today." 

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