WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement following news of an extension of P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran:
“Given the President’s worrisome admission that a year of diplomatic dialogue failed to bridge the ‘significant’ gaps between P5+1 negotiators and Iran, I am skeptical of what this extension can accomplish,” Sen. Moran said. “As negotiations carry on, Congress must continue to demand terms that secure lasting and verifiable dismantlement of Iran’s illicit nuclear program. Any sanctions relief must be dependent on evident compliance by Iran. The world has too much at stake to accept a dangerous deal that disregards the concerns of Congress and the American people.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014, Sen. Moran and 42 Senate Republicans sent a letter to President Obama to explain the costs of striking a weak nuclear deal with Iran. The letter also urges the Obama administration to be steadfast on negotiating conditions previously outlined by Congress and the administration.