Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to undermine support for the agreement, in part by exploiting partisan politics in Washington.
Although China has made significant progress in nuclear security since the September 11 attacks, there is room for improvement.
In addition to their comprehensive safeguards agreements, states should ratify facility-specific agreements. These agreements do not lapse if the state withdraws from the NPT and therefore would ensure uninterrupted safeguards.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the process for congressional review of nuclear cooperation agreements is a model for handling any agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
Senior officials from the five nuclear-weapon-state members of the NPT met in London last month for discussions on “the mutual confidence and transparency…