Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal


Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal
  1. Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal
    wqcs.org
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program. DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks. SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on…
    Florida (FL)
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program.

DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks.

SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on its own. Are you now going further than that, saying it should be declared a failure and sanctions should be imposed straightaway?

SULLIVAN: Well, actually I didn't say he should let it fail on its own. I said he should vigorously enforce it. And that's still my position. I think that, you know, almost before the ink was dry, Iran was clearly violating the spirit and I think the letter of many elements of the agreement. So to keep U.S. leadership, I think we shouldn't walk away from it. We should vigorously enforce it. Try to get the parties in Iran to correct the violations. And if not, then take action, including the possibility of snapback sanctions like Secretary Kerry and President Obama talked about.

SIEGEL: But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe Dunford, told your committee this week that Iran, in his words now, is not in material breach of the agreement. And he said that he thinks keeping the agreement is in America's national security interests. What's your reply to General Dunford?

SULLIVAN: Well, look. As you can imagine, I have a lot of respect for General Dunford, General Mattis. I'm not sure exactly what he means by material breach, but I believe that Iran is clearly defying the spirit and letter and intent of the nuclear deal. And again, I think the president should take the leadership position of pointing that out to all the parties, including Iran, where they're violating it and say, you have the opportunity to cure the violations. And if you don't, then we're going to take actions pursuant to the agreement, which would include snapback sanctions.

SIEGEL: But just to pursue what might be being in material breach and not being in material breach, you have written about some Iranian actions you say are violations of the deal. But has Iran moved any closer to having a nuclear weapon since this deal to took effect?

SULLIVAN: Well, look. I think the entire - I don't know the answer to that, to be perfectly honest. But I think when you look at the broader issue, there is a clear violation, for example, of the amount of heavy water that they were allowed under the agreement. There's a connection with regards to the ballistic missile testing that they've been undertaking in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231.

So the agreement can't just be looked at just solely from the objective of, have they move forward more closely with regard to nuclear weapons? It needs to be looked at in terms of the overall spirit and what they committed to do. And Robert, on a number of things, what they committed to do, they've already violated.

SIEGEL: But Secretary of State - former…

  1. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 17:58 wuwf.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  2. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Wqcs.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 17:51 wqcs.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  3. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    Wlrn.org - Miami
    10.07 / 17:42 wlrn.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., CDT advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said…
  4. Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

    Wlrn.org - Miami
    10.07 / 17:42 wlrn.org
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
  5. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Wlrn.org - Miami
    10.07 / 17:42 wlrn.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  6. Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 16:45 news.wfsu.org
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
  7. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 16:45 news.wfsu.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg and shortly thereafter we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted bag c…
  8. Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

    News.wgcu.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 15:50 news.wgcu.org
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
  9. FEMA to offer Hurricane Irma disaster assistance today in New Port Richey

    Classichitsandoldies.com - Sarasota
    10.07 / 15:49 classichitsandoldies.com
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will be on site to provide assistance registering for FEMA…
  10. Child, 50+ dogs removed from Ocala home that smelled of feces

    Classichitsandoldies.com - Sarasota
    10.07 / 15:49 classichitsandoldies.com
    Authorities removed a toddler from an Ocala home that contained more than 50 dogs and smelled of feces and…
  11. No bond for ‘dangerous psychopath’ accused of sexually assaulting Haines City woman, 81

    Classichitsandoldies.com - Sarasota
    10.07 / 15:49 classichitsandoldies.com
    A man who is described as a dangerous psychopath and is accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman will remain in jail after a Polk…
  12. Romano: Can City Hall really change the world?

    Colleges.tampabay.com - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 15:10 colleges.tampabay.com
    Good day to you, Justice Ginsburg. You too, Chief Justice Roberts. And particularly you, Justice Kennedy. I realize getting an audience with the U.S. Supreme Court is rare, but I thought you should know the St. Petersburg City Council has put in a request for some indefinite date in the…
  13. Forecast: Hurricane Nate steers clear of Tampa Bay, scattered showers expected this weekend

    Colleges.tampabay.com - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 15:10 colleges.tampabay.com
    While the New Orleans area preps for Nate, Tampa Bay is expected to feel minimal impacts from the Category 1…
  14. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
  15. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  16. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  17. Gulf Coast Braces For Fast-Approaching Hurricane Nate

    Wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:55 wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu
    Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming nighttime…
  18. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:55 wuwf.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  19. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    Wqcs.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:45 wqcs.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  20. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:30 wuwf.org
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…