Calling the framework of the Iranian nuclear deal “a total cave-in,” U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) says Congress should prepare new sanctions against the country. The U.S. and several allies agreed Thursday on certain terms with Iran over its nuclear program. Those include allowing more international inspections and limiting uranium enrichment to a single plant, while lifting economic sanctions against the country.
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Kirk says the Republican-controlled Congress will move forward with its own plans on dealing with Iran. “I think what happens now is we proceed unilaterally with a new round of sanctions,” Kirk said, “and make sure we have continued pressure on Iran to disarm from its nuclear weapons.”
The plan is for negotiators to use this framework to reach a final agreement by the end of June.