SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Two hawkish US Senators have threatened Iran with more sanctions if they find a possible nuclear agreement with Tehran unacceptable.
Democrat Senator Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Republican Senator Mark Kirk made the threats in a joint statement they released on Wednesday.
The statement claimed that the deal must “dismantle” rather than “just stall” Iran’s nuclear program and prevent Tehran from becoming a “threshold nuclear weapons state.”
The two lawmakers also said that if the deal does not meet their demands, they will take action like they have in the past.
The threats followed three days of negotiations between delegations from Iran and the Sextet of world powers in the Omani capital Muscat.
On top of the agenda of the Muscat talks were the volume of Iran’s uranium enrichment and the timetable for the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.
Last November, Iran and the P5+1 group — France, Britain, the US, Russia and China, plus Germany — clinched an interim nuclear accord that took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.
Under the deal, the six countries undertook to provide Tehran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
The US Senators hope they can find support for their anti-Iran plot in the Republican-led Senate.