"It's hard to treat the conduct of Iran as if one hand in Iran doesn't know what the other hand is doing," Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, said Tuesday. "I can't think of a similar time when we were trying to negotiate with somebody on one issue and talking about intercepting weapons that they might be sending to Yemen at the same time on a supposedly unrelated issue."
"Since the framework was announced, it does seem to me that those negotiations continue to be moving publicly in the direction of Iran," Mr. Blunt said. "The framework was [that] there will be no sanctions relief until we see a lot of compliance. Suddenly, that's negotiable. It appears that everything is negotiable if the Iranians want to negotiate it."