WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, released the following statement after reports that Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) struck a three-month deal limiting IAEA’s ability to monitor Iran’s nuclear activity:
“We cannot allow Iran to become a nuclear power and destabilize the Middle East further. Inspections are a critical part of verifying that Iran is staying true to their commitment. We’ve seen this show before, and we cannot afford a repeat of the flawed, defective Iran Nuclear Deal.
“I am pleased that the Biden Administration confirmed the U.S. will not be lifting sanctions ahead of diplomatic talks, and I will continue to monitor the Biden Administration’s conversations with our P5+1 partners closely. The Biden Administration must keep the sanctions the U.S. imposed in 2018 and hold Iran accountable for their nefarious nuclear actions.”