Leading U.S. senators say Iran must end all uranium enrichment, potentially putting them at odds with the Obama administration ahead of new nuclear talks.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, six Democrats and four Republicans support this week's negotiations in Geneva. They also seek tougher sanctions on Iran and a convincing threat of U.S. military force.
But the most contentious demand concerns enrichment. The legislators including Sen. Bob Menendez, the Foreign Relations chairman, and Sen. John McCain insist Iran shouldn't able to continue enriching uranium inside Iran.Former Bush Administration national security officials Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett tell us a deal with the Iranians over their nuclear program is straightforward and can be achieved in a matter of weeks; all that's required is a recognition of Iran's nuclear rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (i.e. nuclear fuel cycle technology) and the removal of sanctions, and in return the Iranians will accept even more intrusive inspections on its nuclear program and infrastructure.