Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her MORE (R-Tenn.) on Sunday slammed the recent deal with Iran over Tehran's nuclear programs, saying he's "very discouraged."
The deal — which involves limitation for Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased sanctions from the United States — is “a total victory” for Iran, Corker said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
“As long as they can enrich [uranium], it seems to be that we are violating the very standards that we set in place,” he said.
Corker said he is “very discouraged” and hopes the U.S. is “able to have a better endgame.”
Earlier this month, Corker introduced a bill that would limit the administration’s ability to loosen sanctions against Iran.
Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezFive ways Senate could change Biden's spending plan Spending bill faces Senate scramble Republicans raise concerns over Biden's nominee for ambassador to Germany MORE (D-N.J.), also a guest on this week’s “Face the Nation,” said the U.S. deal with Iran has put the country in a “very responsible position.”
Through the deal, the U.S. is “creating a sanctions regime that is an insurance policy and also creates leverage for us,” he said.