“From my perspective, except there are different components of the deal, that will not be deal,” he mentioned.

Opposition to an settlement wouldn’t be inconsistent with Menendez’s prior stances. In August 2015, he announced his opposition to the original deal: “This deal relies on ‘hope.’ Hope is a part of human nature, however sadly it’s not a nationwide safety technique.”

In Might 2018, then-President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the “decaying and rotten” agreement, which additionally included Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the European Union. The U.S. withdrawal left the deal kind of in limbo, with the Trump administration pushing Iran to stick to the phrases of the settlement although they had been not reaping any of its advantages.

Trump mentioned he was going to renegotiate the deal, one thing that President Joe Biden’s administration has been making an attempt to do in talks in Vienna.

Menendez mentioned that it does stay important to stop Iran from turning into a nuclear energy.

“We’re all in settlement that Iran can’t be allowed to own a nuclear weapon. It can change all the nature of the area,” Menendez mentioned, citing the danger to Israel’s safety and the probability of an arms race.

He added: “Now we have to cease, sure, Iran’s proliferation and missiles, and we additionally need to cease their pathway to a nuclear weapon.”