Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Congress should “act immediately” on Iran sanctions, after the State Department announced Tuesday it would need to extend for one day the talks on the framework of a nuclear agreement.
“The best solution is walk away from the nuclear negotiations now and return to a position of strength,” said Cotton in a statement just before the Tuesday deadline passed.
“We should reinstate existing sanctions suspended under the Joint Plan of Action and Congress should act immediately to impose new sanctions. It’s time for the United States to regain the upper hand and quit negotiating out of weakness,” he said, referring to a current interim deal.
Cotton, who organized an open letter that Senate Republicans sent to Iran earlier this month, said the decision to extend the talks “in the face of Iranian intransigence and duplicity proves once again Iran is calling the shots.”