July 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran:
“While we all want a safer world for the United States and our allies, Congress and the American people need to examine whether this deal with Iran actually achieves the security that we all want. And is that security accountable and lasting? With the Obama administration’s history of giving concession after concession in these negotiations, Congress is right to be skeptical about the ability of his deal to protect U.S. national security.
“There are many questions still to be answered. For example, the Obama administration promised under this deal we would have anywhere, anytime access to Iran’s nuclear facilities. The ‘access’ section of the agreement, however, provides for a process where the International Atomic Energy Agency can ‘request’ access and Iran has two weeks to negotiate over that access. President Obama will have to explain how this agreement meets his own metrics.
“Over the coming weeks, Congress will have the responsibility of thoroughly reviewing all of the details in this deal that have so far been hidden. We’ll hold a robust debate to make sure this deal is centered on protecting Americans—not the president’s legacy.”