05.07.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Senate Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:

“I am proud to support the passage of this bipartisan legislation that forces President Obama’s hand and requires crucial Congressional oversight and scrutiny of any nuclear deal with Iran.

“Make no mistake, I believe an international agreement of this magnitude should have been considered as a treaty. President Obama tried to leave Congress out of this process from day one, but with the passage of today’s bill we’ve taken an important step to ensure accountability.

“Let’s not lose sight of what’s at stake here – a nuclear Iran. This bill prevents President Obama from having a totally free hand when negotiating a nuclear deal. It prevents President Obama from giving Iran immediate relief from Congressional sanctions and it requires direct reports to Congress on Iran’s terrorist and other illicit activities.

“We can all agree that a nuclear Iran is one of the biggest security threats to the United States, the Middle East, and the entire world. We must do everything in our power to prevent Iran from obtaining the world’s deadliest weapon. That includes preventing President Obama from accepting a bad deal with Iran. This bill sends a vital message to the regime in Tehran that the American people will have a say on this deal.

“Let’s get this bill across the finish line. Let’s get our say on this deal. Most importantly, let’s prevent Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear weapon. I hope that my colleagues in the House move swiftly to pass this legislation.”