Republicans are raising alarms regarding a possible breakthrough to renew the Iran nuclear deal amid reports that the U.S. and Iran are coming close to restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.
In Vienna, negotiations have been ongoing for the United States to rejoin the international deal that President Trump pulled out of in 2018. Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China are nonetheless part of the agreement with Iran and have been attempting to salvage it.
Biden's pro-Iran positions, now being formalized in a nuclear deal that gurantees Iran will become a nuclear power and go to war against Israel and the Sunni Arabs shatter the delusions of Israel's security establishment, that the U.S. can be counted on.https://t.co/vgu7PVyn7A— Caroline Glick (@CarolineGlick) March 7, 2022
Republicans have long been skeptical of the Iran nuclear deal but say the timing for any restart is particularly troubling given Russia’s involvement throughout its continuous invasion of Ukraine. “Russia should not be at any table with us right now,” Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., told Fox News Digital, stating that he’s “very concerned” regarding a new deal. “They’re committing egregious acts of terrorism and murder in a free democracy in Ukraine, in Europe right now.”
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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., spoke out against any restart of a deal, describing it as “exceedingly dangerous and exceedingly misguided” on the “The Guy Benson Show” on Fox News Radio. And Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, cautioned on Twitter that a nuclear agreement with Iran could make it “EASIER for the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
So let’s get this straight.— Jim Texas (@Pingi210s) March 7, 2022
Russia criminally invades #Ukraine.
Our Clown in Chief #Biden is pursuing the JCPOA with Iran with Russia’s assistance which will give Iran nuclear capability.
STOP THE JCPOA NOW!!!#FJB @GOP pic.twitter.com/kQXBtdSQDX
The ramped-up concern following reports from the Wall Street Journal on March 3 that said the U.S. and Iran were closing in on an agreement after weeks of intense negotiations in Vienna. The agreement involves the U.S. and Iran, and Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China. Officials from both the U.S. and Iran cautioned that they were resolving sanctions relief provisions. On Friday, a European diplomat told Fox News that a new deal is expected within days.
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Congressional Republicans say they haven’t been consulted about any agreement the Biden Administration is negotiating with the aid of the Russians. They are pushing for any new agreement to be examined by Congress. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act passed in 2015 with bipartisan support requires the Administration to submit any agreement to Congress for review within five days of it being reached.
The Biden administration is trying to slip a new nuclear deal with Iran under the table quietly.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 7, 2022
A group of 33 Republican senators directed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, already vowed last month to do everything in their power to block a new nuclear deal if President Biden doesn’t get Senate approval. In addition to Russia’s involvement in the Iran nuclear deal, Fitzpatrick announced that the Iranian government “does not operate in good faith,” and the U.S. doesn’t even enforce current agreements.