The Senate is poised to approve new legislation that would hand President Donald Trump ammunition he could use to erode the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, despite the fact that the agreement is working and that keeping it intact benefits U.S. national security.
Currently Iran is complying with the restrictions established by the nuclear deal and, so far, the United States is meeting its commitments to waive certain sanctions against Iran. Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson formally certified to Congress that Iran is abiding by its obligations under the deal, and the
The reactor building at the Russian-built nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, is shown in August 2010, when the first fuel was loaded at the site. Iran and six world powers have been in negotiations aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capacity.