Sen. Hatch highly skeptical of Iran nuclear talks

Hassan Rouhani, center, Iran's president, sits down to deliver a keynote ahead of the ECO council of ministers in Tehran, Iran on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Even before Iran's envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: Selling the give-and-take to his country's powerful interests led by the Revolutionary Guard. Whether Iran’s hard-liners will aid or obstruct expanded UN inspections and other points of the accord stands as the biggest wild card on whether it can hit it marks and test Iran's claims that it does not seek nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, agrees with those who would like to see a diplomatic solution to the U.S. problems with Iran rather than a military solution.

But on <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Monday</span></span></a> Hatch said there are many things about the president’s agreement with Iran that are suspect.

“Number one, they are still going to be enriching. They’re going to keep 10,000 centrifuges,” Hatch said. “They will basically keep their nuclear reactor at Arak, which is right in the middle of Iran.

“And we all know that they don’t live up to their word. Plus, the president seems so eager to get an agreement that there aren’t too many people that believe that Iran will live up to the agreement.”

Besides, Hatch said, sanctions were beginning to work and America had unified the world in regard to sanctions.

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