The Democrat said in a speech in his home state that he opposes the deal, which would curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Secretary of State John Kerry has joined other world powers for months of talks with Tehran.
The agreement would force Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from sanctions.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has already expressed her support for the plan, along with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy.
But Menendez said the deal doesn’t go far enough.
“What the agreement does is to recommit Iran not to pursue a bomb, a promise they have already violated in the past,” Menendez said in the speech, WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported.Comments