Accord Would “Industrialize” Iran Program

Accord Would “Industrialize” Iran Program   Accord Would “Industrialize” Iran Program

A key Republican on Saturday kept up his fight against the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, with a key Senate vote on it looming next month. Sen. Bob Corker, the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in the Republican weekly address that US President Barack Obama’s agreement would let Iran “industrialize” their nuclear program over time, the Hill reported.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the upper chamber will vote on the accord when lawmakers return from recess next month.

Corker also said, “Instead of the once-promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice” before it addresses an International Atomic Energy Agency’s request to provide access to any undeclared site where the IAEA suspects Iran has conducted nuclear-related activities.   

“And this deal won’t allow a single US inspector on the ground, relying on an arm of the UN to conduct those inspections,” he added.