Harris, Cardin React to Iran Deal

Jul 14, 2015

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md), Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md))
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Senator Ben Cardin reacted to the new nuclear agreement with Iran by reminding his congressional colleagues they must do a judicious review of the deal.

The Maryland Democrat said congress must ensure that the agreement if variable, comprehensive and long lasting.

He added if Iran breaks the agreement it must also provide for the sanctions to snap back.

Congressman Andy Harris noted that Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced the deal which could make for difficulties in congress.

The Maryland Eastern Shore Republican told WBAL that he was not satisfied with the inspections provisions needed for verification.  

The agreement would remove 2/3rds of Iran’s installed centrifuges and store them under international supervision.

It would also get rid of 98 percent of the country’s enriched uranium and accept immediate re-imposition of sanctions if Tehran breaks the deal.