Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) declared “I still am in favor of continued negotiations,” with Iran and that “keeping the door open, continuing conversations, is better than war” on Friday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
When asked if there was “any point” in the US going back to Switzerland to resume negotiations with Iran, Paul responded, “you should see proof of compliance and proof of goodwill on Iran’s part before any sanctions would be removed. But as far as going back, this is where I differ from some Republicans, I still am in favor of continued negotiations. I don’t think immediately stopping negotiations — I think they need to keep the sanctions in place, but I think that keeping the door open, continuing conversations, is better than war.”
Earlier, Paul said that pronouncements from Iran contradicting the US’ statements regarding the agreement reached between the countries caused “a great deal of concern of lack of sincerity on the Iranians’ part” and that he was “very skeptical.”
He added, “we cannot constitutionally let the president undo law on his own” and lift Congressional sanctions unilaterally.
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