Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsFauci says 'bizarre' efforts to discredit him only hurt the White House Watchdog group files Hatch Act complaint against Meadows The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - California a coronavirus cautionary tale as it retrenches to stave off infections MORE (R-N.C.) on Friday urged the Obama administration not to consider reducing its demands in negotiations to end Iran's nuclear program.

An Associated Press report cited diplomats who suggested the U.S. might allow Iran to keep nearly half of its centrifuges and reduce its stock of uranium gas. Meadows said that the U.S. shouldn't settle for anything less than Iran discontinuing use of all of its centrifuges used for nuclear production.


"I am appalled that the Obama administration would even consider this incredibly flawed strategy to deal with Iran," Meadows said. "The U.S. should not be appeasing the despots in Tehran, but instead should be taking every step to ensure this regime never has its hands on nuclear weapons."

Meadows, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned that conceding too much in negotiations with Iran would threaten national security.

"Allowing Iran to keep more of its centrifuges is a grave mistake that could have dire consequences for the U.S.," Meadows said.

International negotiators have until Nov. 24 to make a deal, a deadline which has already been previously extended.