Deutch Statement on Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the extension of Iranian nuclear negotiations:
"Today's announcement that nuclear negotiations will extend with no new concessions from Iran while providing continued sanctions relief is disappointing. While continued discussions are preferable to a bad deal, such extensions without Iran making any public concessions on any of the key points is unsatisfactory. I don't believe that any additional sanctions relief is currently warranted, necessary, or appropriate.
"I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to develop new sanctions that will be triggered should Iran fail to agree to a satisfactory framework in the coming months or reject an acceptable final deal by the June 30th deadline.
"Iran must feel the urgency to reach a final deal that halts all pathways to a bomb, dismantles centrifuge infrastructure to prevent Iran from becoming a threshold nuclear state, addresses the regime's past work on possible military dimensions, and provides a robust verifiable monitoring mechanism to ensure Iran cannot breakout undetected."