Democratic Senator Menendez attacks President Obama’s stance on pending Iran legislation

THE ISRAEL PROJECT
by Josh Block
January 21, 2015

During a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Senator Robert Menendez (D -NJ) said “the more I hear from the administration in its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.” Menendez’s comments come a day after President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, in which the President vowed that he would veto any conditional sanctions legislationIn his State of the Union speech, President Obama said that “we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program.” However, many experts say the Iranian nuclear program has not been halted. The Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium to 3.5% and according to the Institute for Science and International Security, Iran has produced enough enriched uranium for almost two bombs in the last year. The JPOA did not halt Iran’s ballistic missile development, the Associated Press reports that Iran has continued construction for the Arak reactor which is now 87% complete, and President Rouhani recently announced that Iran will build two new reactors. READ MORE

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