Vienna's luxury Palais Coburg hotel, the venue of diplomatic talks on Iran's nuclear program

Vienna's luxury Palais Coburg hotel, the venue of diplomatic talks on Iran's nuclear program

US Senators Sharply Differ Over A New Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, 09/08/2022

As a US Democratic Senator told Iran International that not reaching a nuclear deal with Tehran can be cataclysmic for the US and the Mideast, Republicans disagreed.

US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) told our correspondent on Wednesday that “I think there is still a very good chance that we'll get a deal. We are closer than we ever have been before, and the consequences of not reaching a deal are cataclysmic for the US and the Middle East."

About the Israeli efforts to dissuade the US from an agreement with Iran, he said “I'm in constant touch with Israeli embassy. I saw the ambassador before the August break. I disagree with Israeli government's position, but I'm always ready to listen.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) said that “Unfortunately there's always a chance (for a deal with Iran) with the Biden administration. We're totally against it as Republicans, we feel for all the people in the Mideast.”

"I think the only thing they're trying to do is to figure out a way to get Iranian oil to Europe, and if that's the reason, we don't need to be doing it, because it'd put a lot of people in harm's way if Iran gets that nuclear weapon. I don't understand what they're trying to do. But let's wait and see. I hope they continue to have problems with talks to get any kind of deal with Iran," he added.

Ben Cardin (D-MD) told Iran International that “There's some conflicting provisions that have to be resolved before an agreement can take place.”

Iranian political analysts say Tehran's nuclear talks with the United States are likely to be prolonged even until after US elections in November.

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