A pair of Republican senators unveiled a plan Friday to sanction Iran if the regime gets close to constructing a nuclear weapon, as part of a President Trump's broader effort to counter Iranian aggression.
Corker and Cotton wrote the legislation in order to reinforce Trump's determination that the nuclear agreement negotiated by former President Obama's team, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is not in the national interest of the United States.
Corker and Cotton believe that the bill, if passed, would prevent Iran from developing a dangerous nuclear program without technically violating the deal.
"The legislation automatically re-imposes sanctions if Iran's nuclear program violates certain restrictions," the fact sheet said.
"Our allies in Europe and Asia at that point can decide whether they would like to do business with the largest economy in the world ... or a terror-sponsoring country's economy that's approximately the size of the Maryland's economy," Cotton told the Washington Examiner in September.