Statement by Rep. Ted Deutch on Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement
I greet any deal with Iran with great skepticism given its deceptive history and ongoing destabilizing and dangerous activities. I remain deeply concerned as to how a number of issues have been addressed in the framework and may be addressed in a final agreement. These include Fordow being allowed to remain open and operating, continued enrichment at Arak, the disposition of Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile, whether a verification regime allows anytime, anywhere inspections of all known or suspect sites, the full resolution of the military dimensions of Iran’s program, and the timing of and requirements for any sanctions relief. I look forward to a full and frank discussion with the Administration on these issues and the questions the framework leaves open, specifically including the necessary role Congress must play going forward.