High-profile members of the House and Senate GOP applauded the Trump administration’s move Monday to cancel some civil-nuclear waivers for Iran but called for a complete end to the program, which they say enables Tehran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
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Secretary of StateMike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoImpeachment battle looms over must-pass defense billFive takeaways from ex-ambassador’s dramatic testimonyPompeo: No US response ruled out in Hong KongMOREannounced on Monday that the US will impose sanctions over Iran’s escalation of uranium enrichment at its Fordow facility, expected to go into effect on Dec. 15
“We applaudPresident Trump(Donald John Trump)Trump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: reportTrump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon VoightSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report(MORE)and Secretary of State Pompeo for today’s news that the Trump administration will finally end the waiver for civil nuclear work at Iran Fordow facility, ”the lawmakers said in a statement.
“The administration should now end the waivers for the remaining projects related to the deal, especially the Arak reactor, Iran heavy water reactor,” they added.
The Senate and GOP lawmakers last week introduced legislation calling for an end to the civil-nuclear program with Iran.
Tehran has pushed the bounds of its commitments to the Iranian nuclear deal it maintains with Europe with the announcement of increased uranium enrichment activity at Fordow.
A statement last week by the foreign ministers of the UK, France, Germany and the EU said Iran actions are “inconsistent” with its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acti on *** or nuclear deal.