Top GOP Senators Urge Biden Not to Return to Iran Nuclear Deal

Four top Senate Republicans called on President Joe Biden on April 6 not to reenter the Iran nuclear deal and to continue sanctions against the Islamic Republic, on the day of indirect talks between the United States and Iran in Vienna. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.), leaders of several Senate committees or subcommittees, sent an open letter (pdf) to Biden expressing their concerns about the United States returning to the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The United States must not relinquish its leverage over the Iranian regime just to return to the JCPOA, a severely flawed agreement that undermines our national security interests due to its arbitrary sunsets and limited scope,” the senators said in the letter, referring to the sanctions as “an enormous amount of leverage.” “Unfortunately, recent comments from Administration officials suggest …
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