WASHINGTON – Various Republicans from both chambers of Congress acknowledged that the Iran nuclear deal is “flawed” and a threat to U.S. national security, but fell short of urging President Donald Trump to kill the agreement.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was one of the few lawmakers who, while expressing support for Trump’s decision to decertify the deal, explicitly noted in a statement, “I have serious doubts about whether it is even possible to fix such a dangerously flawed agreement.”
“Ultimately, leaving the nuclear deal, reimposing suspended sanctions, and having the president impose additional sanctions would serve our national interest better than a decertified deal that leaves sanctions suspended or a new law that leaves major flaws in that agreement in place,” he added.
Echoing Rubio, some experts welcomed the president’s move to decertify the deal but urged the commander-in-chief to kill the terror-fueling agreement that former President Barack Obama himself acknowledged would end up funding Hezbollah, a jihadist group that the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCC) believes maintains a presence inside the United States.