How to cope with the Trump administration “no-slavery” approach to a new agreement with Iran?
A group of senators on Monday pushed for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee to examine the administration’s handling of the nuclear deal, saying the administration has been too timid in its handling of it.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who co-chairs the panel, said the administration is moving too slowly in implementing the nuclear accord, which President Donald Trump signed on Feb. 12.
“It’s clear from the president’s tweets and tweets from his social media feed that he is not ready to commit to making an unequivocal commitment to keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” Barrasso said.
The U.S. and its allies are still seeking to reduce Iran’s nuclear arsenal, with the White House recently saying it would suspend some of its nuclear facilities.
The Iran deal, however, does not give the United States authority to halt the countrys nuclear activities, and the United Nations Security Council has not given Iran a seat at the table in negotiating the accord.
Under the deal, the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Tehran in the past few years, but Iran has so far refrained from complying.
The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is set to hold a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, which is the second of three hearings scheduled for the week of March 10-11.
The committee is also set to meet Monday to discuss the administrations efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which passed in May.
The House on Monday approved a bill that would cut $1.1 trillion from the Department of Defense.