Breaking silence, Schumer backs Iran talks, but notes old deal’s ‘problems’

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer broke his long-maintained silence regarding the Biden administration’s efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal, saying Tuesday that while the original accord had “problems,” negotiations aimed at resurrecting the 2015 agreement are “good.”

“I think that having discussions on this issue is important,” Schumer told reporters when pushed on the matter during a press conference at the Capitol.

“There were problems with the Iran deal originally, and many of us have urged in these discussions [that] the Biden administration deal with those problems, but I think the discussions are important and good,” he added.

Schumer was one of just four Democrats who broke with then-president Barak Obama to vote against his Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action when it came before the Senate in a procedural vote.

He argued at the time that…

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