Two members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation expressed concerns July 14 about the agreement announced that day to limit Iran’s nuclear program.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) said the agreement will need to be evaluated carefully.
“Iran’s history of cheating on agreements has fostered an environment of distrust, which makes it necessary for Members of Congress to study the agreement to ensure Iran is held to high verification standards and our inspectors have adequate access to all sites,” said Kind. “It is easier to deal with an Iran without a nuclear weapon than trying to work backwards once Iran has developed a weapon.”
“I have often stated that I believe this negotiation was lost from the start when President Obama capitulated and agreed that Iran would not have to dismantle its nuclear program. Initial reports of the deal do not change my opinion,” said U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). “That said, I will carefully review the details before rendering my final judgment.”
Congress’ 60-day period to review the agreement and make objections began July 20.