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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Report: Iran may not be in compliance with nuclear deal

James Lankford

The Institute for Science and International Security recently released a report that found that Iran was not in compliance with the original conditions of the Iran Nuclear Deal, agreed to in July 2015.

The report said that the Obama administration, along with the other P5+1 nations, secretly exempted Iran from several obligations under the original deal.

“Today’s news that Iran was not in compliance with its original obligations under the Iran Nuclear Deal when the president lifted sanctions raises serious concerns about the integrity of the deal,” U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said. “I introduced a resolution earlier this year that explicitly stated that sanctions should be reapplied in the event Iran violates the deal, and it turns out Iran wasn’t even in compliance when sanctions were first lifted.

“The American people are tired of the lack of transparency and the president’s secret deals with Iran. Whether as part of the original nuclear deal in July 2015 that allowed Iran to inspect its own nuclear sites, or when the administration paid Iran $1.7 billion last January for American hostages, we now can see this deal was an attempt to provide Iran sanctions relief despite Iran’s failure to abide by the deal’s stated requirements.”

Lankford, along with U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), introduced the Judgement Fund Transparency and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act, S. 3213, in July, to provide transparency and accountability for questionable taxpayer-backed payment to foreign governments like Iran. The bill currently awaits a vote in the Senate.