House Members Call for White House Consultation With Congess on Iran Nuclear Deal
JNS.org – More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama reminding him that that it would be “wise” to consult Congress on a final deal on Iran’s nuclear nuclear program.
The letter, signed by 344 legislators, comes as the P5+1 powers—the U.S., U.K., France, Russian, China, and Germany—convene in Vienna in an attempt to forge a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran ahead of a July 20 deadline for a deal.
The Congressional letter asserted that “the concept of an exclusively defined ‘nuclear-related’ sanction on Iran does not exist in U.S. law.”
“Almost all sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program are also related to Tehran’s advancing ballistic missile program, intensifying support for international terrorism, and other unconventional weapons programs,” stated the letter, written jointly by House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and ranking member Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).