Trust European allies on Iran

In his decision to oppose the nuclear deal that six of the world’s major powers negotiated with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) echoed a number of the points that critics of the deal have continuously made.

Namely, a lack of anytime, anywhere inspections; the 24-day delay in inspecting non-declared sites; that the deal lasts only 10 years; that Iran cannot be trusted and will use the money it receives from sanctions relief to pursue harmful military and terrorist actions; and that if we go back to the negotiations, we could get a better deal.

But the senator adds a surprising new concern: We cannot trust our European allies to ensure that the deal will be correctly implemented.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.