Chambliss Calls For Increased Sanctions If Initial Iran Deal Fails (VIDEO)


Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Sunday said that the Senate should strengthen sanctions against Iran if the country fails to make progress toward ending its nuclear program within a few months.

“I think you’re going to see a strong movement in the United States Senate to move ahead to tighten sanctions,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Now is just not the time to ease sanctions when they are working.”

Chambliss explained that since the deal has already been made, the Senate would likely not look to strengthen sanctions right away.

“Now, there will have to be some time frame in there,” he said. “So for the next six months, it looks like this deal is going to be in place. And it may be that we have to pass a resolution that puts sanctions on effective three months, four months, six months, whatever it might be.”

Chambliss was skeptical of the deal, and said that it would not prevent Iran from trying to obtain nuclear weapons.

“We have trusted the Iranians before, just like the North Koreans on nuclear issues, and what have we gotten for it? They continue to hide their development of these weapons,” he said. “When you look at what we have really gotten out of this, it’s moving us away from the direction of prevention of them developing a weapon.”

Watch the video via ABC: