Washington, D.C. – Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on news that a secret agreement would allow Iran to police its own nuclear arms development sites:
“For weeks, my colleagues and I have demanded to know the details of these secret side agreements. It is absolutely unacceptable, yet telling, that we are finding out the details of these agreements through the Associated Press. Even more unbelievable, after Iran spent years developing their nuclear capacity in secret while denying that they were doing so, we would now allow Iran to police these sites themselves. This is a very serious development and should concern every member of Congress who supports or is thinking about supporting this deal. President Obama said that this deal is ‘not built on trust,’ but on verification. This side agreement shows that true verification is a sham, and it begs the question of what else the Administration is keeping from Congress.”
NOTE: Ninety-four members of the House sent a letter to President Obama demanding the full text of the side deals.