Secretary of State John Kerry and two other senior US officials, including Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, will testify next Thursday on the conclusion reached between the P5+1 and Iran over its nuclear program.
Kerry along with the other two officials will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the committee’s chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) announced Thursday, Press TV reported.
Corker said that he has begun “from a place of deep skepticism that the deal actually meets the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon” the West claims the Islamic Republic is pursuing. Tehran has always rejected the unfounded claim.
Corker, who engineered legislation giving Congress a 60-day review of the deal, has said he would serve as an “honest broker.”
He told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday that “the only thing that is bipartisan [about the Iran nuclear agreement] today is that there are skeptics on both sides”.
Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, has criticized some of his colleagues for taking a stance on the Iran agreement without thoroughly vetting it.
He called on lawmakers to wait until people can “make their case on either side who have read, reviewed and have opinions.”