Senators Cotton and Corker Attempt to Fix Iran Deal

    “Sens. Bob Corker and Tom Cotton plan to introduce legislation that they believe will address flaws in the Iran nuclear deal — a move that comes as President Donald Trump is expected to formally disavow the international agreement struck by his predecessor,” according to Politico this morning.

    Per the Wall Street Journal, the president today announced that he would decertify the Iran deal, meaning that he cannot certify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). But Congress is now expected to come up with a new solution to keep Iran from developing its nuclear capabilities.

    “The Corker-Cotton plan, according to the summary, would amend the 2015 law that requires Trump to certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal every 90 days as part of a broader congressional oversight framework. The Republicans’ proposal would institute an automatic reinstatement of U.S. sanctions against Iran if the nation comes within a year of nuclear capability.