Different approaches to Iran and North Korea nuclear deals
On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers are now proceeding with caution.
"I hope that he gives up his nuclear weapons in a verifiable way and it all works out, but I also think it's important for us to be cautious about what such a deal would be. It has to be real,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
In the days leading up to the meeting, a group of Democrats laid out a list of goals they urged President Trump to pursue, including ending the enrichment of uranium for military programs, “anywhere anytime” inspections of all sites and, finally, that a deal must be permanent in nature.
On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talked about the letter.
“I wish they had sent such a letter to President Obama regarding the Iranian nuclear efforts. But I embrace this letter. It’s a very tough thing to accomplish,” he said.
Those who signed the letter include Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
“At least with Iran there was inspection, there was international cooperation, there was an opening,” Leahy said.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., also spoke about his concerns regarding a deal with North Korea.
“I just want to make sure that the president has the same standards with North Korea, where there actually is a state with nuclear weapons, unlike Iran, where we stopped that country from moving towards nuclear weapons,” he said.