Menendez - Kirk Statement on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) issued today the following statement on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran:

“As co-authors of bipartisan sanctions laws that compelled Iran to the negotiating table, we believe that a good deal will dismantle, not just stall, Iran’s illicit nuclear program and prevent Iran from ever becoming a threshold nuclear weapons state.  This will require stringent limits on nuclear-related research, development and procurement, coming clean on all possible military dimensions (PMD) issues and a robust inspection and verification regime for decades to prevent Iran from breaking-out or covertly sneaking-out.  Gradual sanctions relaxation would only occur if Iran strictly complied with all parts of the agreement.  If a potential deal does not achieve these goals, we will work with our colleagues in Congress to act decisively, as we have in the past.”