WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — McCain said the agreement is built too much on the belief that Iran would change its position on the nature of the nuclear program.
“The result, I fear, is that this agreement will strengthen Iran’s ability to acquire conventional weapons and ballistic missiles, while retaining an industrial scale nuclear program, without any basic change to its malign activities in the Middle East,” McCain said.
The agreement, called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, focusses on a joint oversight commission on the Iranian nuclear program, implementation as well as on civil nuclear energy cooperation.
The Senator said the United States would be delusional to think otherwise, and noted the agreement undermines the very goals it has maintained for 35 years — “weakening the Islamic Republic, constraining its threatening influence, strengthening Israel and our Arab partners, lessening regional tensions and preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.”
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama stated that as a result of the nuclear agreement, Iran would dispose of 98 percent of its enriched uranium. Obama also said that such a development would stop proliferation of nuclear arms in the Middle East.