Thursday, April 9, 2020

Legislation Introduced to Fully Dismantle Iran Nuclear Deal

Sanctions waivers permitting some Iranian nuclear work, including at a base that housed its atomic weapons program has sparked criticism from some Republican lawmakers. 

The intra-party schism motivated Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) to draft legislation (to be introduced shortly) eradicating the last remnants of the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo has more:
 

The legislation is yet another sign of mounting frustration among hawkish Republicans over the Trump administration’s mixed signals on Iran. Critics allege the administration is backtracking on its own “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran in order to preserve possible diplomacy with Tehran down the road.

The Free Beacon reported last week that the Trump administration’s State Department had signed off on the nuclear waivers, despite public and private pressure from anti-Iran voices on Capitol Hill. The debate marks one of the clearest divides yet between typically faithful Trump administration supporters in Congress and those inside the administration.

Cheney told the Free Beacon that the waivers have helped legitimize Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and paved a way for it to continue working on sensitive nuclear issues with help from countries such as China and Russia.

“These ‘civil nuclear’ waivers legitimize Iran’s illicit nuclear infrastructure and help sustain President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal,” Cheney said. “Congress is determined to support President Donald Trump’s rightful exit from that deal and his successful maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.”

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