Senators Bill Calls on US to Return to Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen Markey: Pullout created nuclear crisis where none existed

A group of senators led by Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tammy Duckworth (D,IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have introduced a bill, S.3314, the Iran Diplomacy Act, which calls upon the US to return to its commitments under the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.

The bill is non-binding, and seemingly is just the latest in a series of Congressional bills objecting to President Trump’s policy on Iran. Trump will almost certainly object to this, as he’s been an opponent of the Iranian nuclear deal from the start.

Sen. Markey argued argued that the US pullout from the deal “created a nuclear crisis where none existed,” Others argued the US and Iran should both come back to the nuclear deal as originally written.

Iran clearly would be willing to do so, if the US returned to the deal. Indeed, the big issue with the deal right now is that the US withdrew from the pact and has continued to keep other parties from complying with the terms of the deal.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.