Congressman: No Iran cheating on nuclear deal yet

AP News
Posted: Dec 04, 2013 1:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says there's no evidence yet that Iran is violating last month's nuclear accord with world powers.

Rep. Adam Schiff notes Iranian claims about work at their nuclear facility at Arak. But the California Democrat says there's no indication of work on the heavy water reactor there or other activity that's banned under the nuclear agreement.

Schiff spoke to The Associated Press after attending a private briefing at the Capitol Wednesday by Obama administration officials.

Schiff says the administration strongly warned against new penalties on Iran while nuclear talks continue.

Senators are preparing such a measure for consideration when they return to work next week. But aides say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has signaled that he won't fast-track any such legislation.