Good News: There Are Two Side Deals With Iran That Won’t Be Shared With Congress

The hell you say! This comes Fred Fleitz at National Review

Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the U.S. public.

One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the last several years, Iran has taken steps to clean up evidence of weapons-related activity at Parchin.

The other secret side deal concerns how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions (PMDs) of Iran’s nuclear program. In late 2013, Iran agreed to resolve IAEA questions about nuclear weapons-related work in twelve areas. Iran only answered questions in one of these areas and rejected the rest as based on forgeries and fabrications. (snip)

This means that two crucial measures of Iranian compliance with the nuclear agreement will not be disclosed to Congress despite the requirements of the Corker-Cardin bill (the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act), which requires the Obama administration to provide the U.S. Congress with all documents associated with the agreement, including all “annexes, appendices, codicils, side agreements [emphasis added], implementing materials, documents, and guidance, technical, or other understandings and any related agreements, whether entered into or implemented prior to the agreement or to be entered into or implemented in the future.”

As Fleitz notes at the end, this should make us all wonder what other side deals were made, ones which neither Cotton nor Pompeo were informed about. Ones which the duly elected Congress will not be informed about. Nor the American People.

From the press release

Pompeo said: “This agreement is the worst of backroom deals. In addition to allowing Iran to keep its nuclear program, missile program, American hostages, and terrorist network, the Obama administration has failed to make public separate side deals that have been struck for the ‘inspection’ of one of the most important nuclear sites—the Parchin military complex. Not only does this violate the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, it is asking Congress to agree to a deal that it cannot review.

“The failure to disclose the content of these side agreements begs the question, ‘What is the Obama administration hiding?’ Even members of Congress who are sympathetic to this deal cannot and must not accept a deal we aren’t even aware of. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to stand up and demand to see the complete deal.”

Cotton said: “In failing to secure the disclosure of these secret side deals, the Obama administration is asking Congress and the American people to trust, but not verify.  What we cannot do is trust the terror-sponsoring, anti-American, outlaw regime that governs Iran and that has been deceiving the world on its nuclear weapons work for years.  Congress’s evaluation of this deal must be based on hard facts and full information.  That we are only now discovering that parts of this dangerous agreement are being kept secret begs the question of what other elements may also be secret and entirely free from public scrutiny.”

Most transparent administration ever.

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5 Responses to “Good News: There Are Two Side Deals With Iran That Won’t Be Shared With Congress”

  1. john says:

    last time i looked that GOP majority Congress had a 16^ approval rating. I mean really who cares what they think

  2. john says:

    Saudi Arabia now says they also like the Iran agreement
    Looks like it is just about over for the nay sayers

  3. So now you approve of SA’s opinion?

  4. […] Iran deal Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama are so happy about includes secret side deals that they don’t plan on sharing with Congress. The deals include allowing Iran to keep inspectors away from a military base where nuclear […]

  5. Teapartyguardian says:

    Everytime imam owebama uses his vast knowledge to change our nation’s norms, we as Americans suffer. From cash for clunkers to Owebamacare to Cuba and now a nuclear Iran, you can be sure it will end badly. The problem with the Iran deal is it’s so hard to undo radiation. Thanks again libs, for the gift that is owebama!

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