Sen. Corker says interim deal with Iran is not tough enough
"Once you begin loosening sanctions, and people begin to see that Iran is now going to become not a rogue country but part of the international community...there is a rush...to do business with them," Corker said. "And I think that's why we're all concerned that we did an interim deal that has no sacrifice on their part whatsoever."
Corker spoke as a ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee during a Senate Banking Committee hearing about the Iran nuclear program negotiations.
"Obviously, we're disappointed but hopeful that somehow you can put the genie back in the bottle and end up with some type of agreement that averts warfare," Corker said. "Because of all of us do want this to succeed. We just don't know how we get there with an interim deal framed in this way."
Corker introduced the Iran Nuclear Compliance Act of 2013 on Nov. 21 in an effort to keep the pressure on Iran, and prevent the sanctions from becoming the final deal.
Corker said the bill would require full compliance to any interim deal and basic conditions for the United States to continue waiving sanctions. The bill would also require sanctions to be reinstated if Iran does not comply at any point or if a final deal is not reached in six months