Group of GOP Lawmakers Want Tougher Sanctions on Iran


A group of Republicans is preparing to try and reimpose a set of strong sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

The administration has balked on implementing the sanctions in recent months, the website reported. The Free Beacon attributed its information to “multiple officials.”

The website maintained that international nuclear inspectors have disclosed Iran has restarted key portions of its nuclear program. It said Iran is hoping to convince those European nations still part of the Iran nuclear accord, to help Tehran skirt sanctions by the U.S.,

Now the GOP group of lawmakers is hoping Congress will follow through on promises to nix a set of sanction waivers.  The Free Beacon said those waivers have enabled Iran to legally continue secret nuclear work at certain sites.

“Today’s report by the International Atomic Energy Agency confirms what I have long said: Iran is cheating on the catastrophic Obama Iran nuclear deal,” Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.

In addition to secretly storing blueprints for nuclear weapons and refusing to turn over materials related to their nuclear weapons program, now they have pushed the envelope so far on centrifuges that the cheating can no longer be denied.”

“The nuclear deal was designed to allow cheating, with the expectation that the Ayatollahs would blackmail the parties into ignoring their behavior. I have long said the nuclear deal should be ripped to shreds, and I applaud President Trump for all of the steps his administration has taken to that end,” Cruz said.

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