03.09.15

Senator David Perdue Calls For Congressional Approval Over Negotiations With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined 46 other Senators in writing an open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran about ongoing nuclear negotiations. The letter states that an agreement between President Obama and Iran, without Congressional approval, is nothing more than an executive agreement that can be terminated when President Obama is no longer in office.

“We cannot accept a bad deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. President Obama must work with Congress in making sure that Iran is never capable of obtaining a nuclear weapons capability,” said Senator Perdue. “Congress should have the opportunity to review any agreement reached with Iran to ensure the Obama Administration has not made any dangerous concessions throughout the process. It’s critical that the leaders of Iran are aware of Congress’ role, and I call on President Obama to responsibly work with Congress so that we can make sure Iran’s ambition for a nuclear weapon is quelled.”

Click here to read the full letter.