March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised the passage of amendment 545, authored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), which makes clear Congress is ready to re-impose waved sanctions and impose new sanctions against the government of Iran if violations are found in the current Joint Action Plan or a comprehensive agreement. The vote was 100-0.
“Today the Senate sent a strong, bipartisan signal that Congress is ready to impose stronger sanctions immediately should Iran not keep its end of the bargain to reverse course on its pursuit of a nuclear bomb. Since 2007, our intelligence has said publicly that Iran would have a nuclear weapon and delivery system that could reach the United States by 2015 — that is this year. The United States cannot afford to play games with a country that sponsors terrorism and has publicly stated its intent to wipe out Israel and calls for the “death to America”. As I have said before, the only good deal with Iran would be to reinstate the full spectrum of sanctions or dismantle the country’s enrichment program and implement a monitoring regime to prevent its redevelopment.”