Lawmakers are skeptical.
In the letter, they pointed out that Rouhani, during a 90-minute press conference after his election, said the decade-old deal to suspend low levels of enrichment belonged to an era that's “behind us.”
“There appears nothing moderate' about his nuclear policies, which are a continuation of the policies that have been roundly opposed by the international community,” they wrote. “Moreover, decisions about Iran’s nuclear program and foreign policy rest mainly in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamene’i. Khamene’i has recently reiterated his view that Iran has no reason to normalize relations with the United States.”
The letter was signed by all but one of the panel's 46 members. Only Del. Eni Faloemavaga (D-American Samoa) did not join his colleagues.
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