Corker: Iran moves don't impact legislation
Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday he doesn't expect the recent naval showdown with Iran to impact legislation that would allow lawmakers to weigh in on a nuclear deal with the country.
 
"I don't think it impacts it," Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters. "[But] it was certainly something we talked about a great deal at lunch, and people continue to not only be concerned about the actions that they're taking now, but the actions that a bad deal would cause them to be able to carry out at an even greater level." 
 
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On Tuesday, Iranian navy ships advanced on a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranians fired shots across the ship's bridge and boarded it when the cargo ship refused to pull farther into Iranian waters. 
 
Asked whether he thought his Republican colleagues would offer an amendment related to the incident, Corker said, "I don't think they're going to try to tie that incident to this bill. But I do think that it's, again, another signal of the kind of country we're dealing with."
 
Senators are currently debating legislation, spearheaded by Corker, that would give them 30 days to pass a resolution of disapproval on a final Iran deal.