Sen. Kirk apprehensive about Iran nuclear agreement
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the nuclear deal reached between the U.S. and the world community.
“I am gravely concerned that the nuclear agreement will condemn the next generation to living with an Iranian nuclear power in the Persian Gulf and ultimately endanger the security of the U.S., Israel and other regional allies over the long term," Kirk said. "This agreement will enrich and empower Iran, the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism, because it will dismantle the international sanctions regime against Iran, give Iran back over $100 billion in frozen assets and lift a U.N. arms embargo that has banned Iran from buying and selling conventional weapons and ballistic missiles.
Kirk also said the deal will allow Iran to continue to acquire nuclear weapons.
“Worse, this agreement will pave Iran’s path to nuclear weapons because it requires Iran to take temporary and reversible steps that keep it at the threshold of acquiring nuclear weapons, and will allow Iran to obstruct and veto inspections at suspect nuclear facilities instead of imposing zero-notice nuclear inspections anytime and at any place in Iran, including military sites," Kirk said.