“In the coming days, Congress will need to scrutinize this deal and answer whether implementing the agreement is worth dismantling our painstakingly-constructed sanctions regime that took more than a decade to establish,” Corker said.
On Tuesday, the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif announced the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — and Iran had completed a nuclear agreement named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The agreement focuses on civil nuclear energy cooperation, a joint oversight commission on the Iranian nuclear program and implementation.
He expressed hope the Senate and House of Representatives as well as the American public will have an open and honest debate about the agreement.
However, Corker noted, as negotiations have gone on, he has expressed significant concerns and will want to read the agreement in its entirety to fully understand it.
Also on Tursday, President Obama said that as a result of this agreement, Iran will dispose of 98 percent of its enriched uranium. Obama also said he believes such a development will stop proliferation of nuclear arms in the Middle East.
Corker is the primary author of legislation passed by the Congress allowing a congressional review and vote on any finalized US nuclear agreement with Iran.