Mon Nov 4, 2019, 08:56 PM

Liz Cheney to Introduce Bill Barring White House From Renewing Iran Waivers - Report

Liz Cheney wants to plug a loophole that allows the Trump administration to issue waivers that allow foreign companies to cooperate with Iran on its nuclear facilities despite sanctions.

Republican Representative Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former US Vice President Dick Cheney, will introduce a bill that will forbid the Trump administration from extending nuclear waivers to Iran, The Hill reported Monday.

According to current rules, the White House has the right to issue ‘civil nuclear’ waivers, allowing foreign companies to conduct non-proliferation work at Iranian nuclear facilities. Cheney’s bill will remove this option.

"These ‘civil nuclear' waivers legitimize Iran's illicit nuclear infrastructure and help sustain President Obama's disastrous nuclear deal," Cheney said to The Washington Free Beacon, adding that "Congress is determined to support President Donald Trump's rightful exit from that deal and his successful maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.”

“That is why I will soon be introducing legislation that revokes these exceptions and ensures that the nuclear deal is totally and completely dismantled," she said.


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