U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.
“As we approach the P5+1 deadline, my position on the negotiations is very straightforward — unless Iran is willing to agree to a final deal that prevents it from building, developing or acquiring a nuclear weapon, we should not allow any relaxation of sanctions. Iran must dismantle their nuclear infrastructure, limit their nuclear research, and agree to inspections anywhere, and at any time, for decades to come. Only after complete verification of Iran’s compliance should the U.S. consider a gradual relaxation of sanctions. Along with my colleagues, who authored the bipartisan sanctions law that brought the Iranians to the negotiating table, I wish negotiations to succeed. But the success of negotiations can only be defined as an agreement that removes the threat of a world with a nuclear Iran.”-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer