Senate Republicans demand deadline for Iran negotiations

Senate Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would set a deadline for nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob CorkerBob CorkerBolton would consider serving as Trump's secretary of State Trump struggles to land punches on Dems over ISIS GOP senator: Trump calling Obama ISIS founder 'went far too far' MORE (R-Tenn.) is the lead sponsor of the Iran Nuclear Negotiation Act. Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamThe Trail 2016: Clinton’s ups and downs Graham: GOP being 'left behind' under Trump Thousands of Soros docs released by alleged Russian-backed hackers MORE (R-S.C.), John McCainJohn McCainTrump, Clinton running even in Missouri Bergdahl lawyers to argue McCain comments were 'impermissible meddling' Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood MORE (R-Ariz.) and Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Trump works to widen his appeal Rubio primary challenger loans campaign M Trump-Clinton race redraws battle for Electoral College MORE (R-Fla.) are cosponsors.

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Corker said the bill would allow congressional review of any deal, require the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on any violations by Iran to the agreement, and sets a deadline for negotiations.

If the administration doesn’t have a final comprehensive agreement by Nov. 28, U.S. sanctions against Iran would go back in place.

“I strongly support vigorous diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, but it must be clear that there will be no more extensions,” Corker said. “Congress must weigh in on any final deal.”

The administration recently asked for an extension to reach a deal with Iran. Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryTop Republican presses Kerry for Iran 'ransom' details US to provide 8M in aid to South Sudan amid humanitarian crisis Trump effect spills into Pennsylvania Senate race MORE is trying to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions.

“I am more convinced than ever that these negotiations are unlikely to result in an agreement with Iran that prevents it from developing a nuclear weapon,” Rubio said. “By unilaterally making major concessions to the Iranians, the administration is laying the groundwork for a very bad deal. It is essential that Congress have the opportunity to fully examine, debate and vote on any deal concluded with Iran.”

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