Schumer: Iran Inspections Regime Has ‘Lots of Holes In It’

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared the Iran deal’s inspections regime is “not anywhere, anytime, but with lots of holes in it” in a statement on Monday, a portion of which was broadcast on Monday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom.”

Schumer stated, “First, let me say this. This was one of the most difficult decisions that I had to make. I studied it long and hard, read the agreement a whole bunch of times, had many, many, many meetings and interviews with people on both sides, including three classified briefings, where you can ask questions that are not in the confines of the document, but very relevant to making a decision. And I have found, when it’s such a difficult decision as this one has been, you’ve got to study it carefully, come up with a conclusion, not let pressure, politics, or party influence your decision, and then do the right thing, as one sees it. Well, that’s what I’ve done. In terms of Iran, during the first ten years, and nuclear weapons, I found the inspections regime not anywhere, anytime, but with lots of holes in it. Particularly troublesome, you have to wait 24 days before you can inspect. That will allow some of the radioactivity to be seen, but not non-radioactivity that goes into building a bomb, all of the kinds of other things that you need.”

Schumer also said, that the Iran negotiations should start over, according to CNN.

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