Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, delivered remarks on the upcoming deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran at a hearing entitled, "Examining the Impact of a Nuclear Deal on Global Security." The complete video and an excerpt of his statement is available blow.
I don’t think any of us are under the illusion that a satisfactory, comprehensive deal will be reached by Monday. But let me be clear - any deal must cut off all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and this specifically includes the Arak reactor. A deal must dismantle Iran’s centrifuge program to prevent Iran from becoming a threshold nuclear state, create robust verification and monitoring mechanisms to prevent undetectable breakout, force Iran to come clean on its past nuclear activities including possible military dimensions and cover a long enough duration that the regime won’t simply "wait it out."