McConnell to challenge Obama by forcing review of Iran nuke deal

Peter Kasperowicz
The Blaze

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that the Senate would soon consider legislation forcing the tentative Iran nuclear deal to be approved by Congress, setting up a direct challenge to President Barack Obama, who opposes any congressional review.

Republicans in the House and Senate reacted to last week’s agreement by saying it lets Iran keep too much nuclear infrastructure in place, including the operation of 6,000 centrifuges. That, in addition to Israel’s strong opposition to the deal, has led Republicans to say there’s no other choice but to at least let Congress review the deal before it’s implemented.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up the bill on April 14, and on Monday, McConnell said the Senate can be expected to consider the bill soon afterwards.

“The administration needs to explain to the Congress and the American people why an interim agreement should result in reduced pressure on the world’s leading state sponsor of terror,” he said. “The Senate will review these parameters more thoroughly, and respond legislatively with the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which is scheduled to be reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week.”…



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