All options open to stop iran nuclear program, Kerry said: ‘Do I think Iran will respond to this?’ ‘We don’t know. And then we have to wait and see if, in fact, they do respond.’ ‘What’s your assessment of whether the people of Iran are a reasonable lot of people, and that they are a reasonable lot of Americans?’” the panelists, including Vice President Joe Biden and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, asked. (They were among five GOP senators who sent letters to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in early May to express카지노 outrage at an Iranian weapons program.)
Obama’s new stance on Iran has upset some, but his new thinking has also put those in favor of continuing sanctions back on the sidelines.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was joined in Tuesday’s panel by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Ed Markey of Massachusetts, who say the nuclear샌즈 카지노 deal will undermine the world order. “The nuclear deal is actually a step towards the dismantlement of Iran’s regime,” says Rubio. “And so I would hope that President Obama would see this deal in very close terms — or not in very close terms — as our top priority. That’s what has led us to go and work now on legislation for comprehensive, new sanctions on Iran.”
Obama’s announcement was “a step in the right direction,” the Democrats on the panel say. The Obama administration had said the “deal had achieved many of our expectations,” but the deal still wasn’t fully implemented. “The only thing [the U.S.] should worry about is whether Iranians really did want to stop developing their nuclear program,” says Cardin.
“Iran’s nuclear program was not a legitimate goal of Iran’s, so I don’t believe that to just say that [the nuclear deal] was an agreement we were happy with just meant that Iran is going to shut down. … It’s more this: Iran’s nuclear program is a threat to the region, and it would not have 성남출장안마 성남출장마사지been possible, under the deal, to go into Iran without breaking the agreement. So I believe it is an accomplishment that has been helpful.”
Read the full panel’s discussion below:
• Republicans on Iran’s deal: Iran is more likely than not to pursue a nuclear weapon
• Kerry: The U.S. is the only nation willing to stand up to Iran’s military ambitions