Chris Murphy: Trump ‘Rejected Our Overtures’ to Work with Him on Iran

‘I think it’s unlikely that you’re going to be able to work with the president on those measures’

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MURPHY: “Of course, my preference would have been for this president to build on top of the JCPOA. And we made overtures to the administration that Congress was willing to work with the President on that. Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee said to the administration, 'If you want to work with us on new legislation that will make clear our intent to make sure that this deal lasts beyond ten years, if you want our help on nonnuclear sanctions to try to put greater controls on their ballistic missile programs, we’re there, we’ll work with you on that.' But the President rejected our overtures. So I think it’s unlikely that we’re going to be able to work with the President on those measures, given the fact that he didn’t want our help over the course of 2017 and 2018." 

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