07.17.15

Senator David Perdue: Paramount President Obama Honors 60-Day Congressional Review Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the scheduled United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear agreement:

"President Obama's attempt to circumvent Congress and hastily move forward with a United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear agreement is outrageous. From day one, President Obama and Secretary Kerry capitulated to Iran's demands and attempted to avoid Congressional oversight at every turn. Now it seems clear that the Obama Administration always intended to bypass Congress by moving through the United Nations before the mandated 60-day Congressional review period. In fact, the Obama Administration has still not submitted all of the required documentation specified in the Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

“Since this deal has the potential to start a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world, prematurely lifting any sanctions is a deal breaker. President Obama's own National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, admitted earlier this week that up to $140 billion in economic sanctions could flow back to Iran and end up in the hands of terrorists and rogue regimes. It remains paramount that President Obama honors the 60-day Congressional review period and ensures the American people have a final say on this dangerous deal."