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FITZPATRICK DEMANDS ANSWERS ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Mar 10, 2017
Press Release
Letter to Sec. Tillerson seeks to set the record straight on JCPOA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has joined 45 other members of the House in seeking answers from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal signed by the previous administration.

“The nuclear deal with Iran, the world’s largest state-sponsor of terror, was misguided from the start. But leading up to, and following its enactment there have been serious concerns regarding its enforcement, stipulations and side-deals,” said Fitzpatrick. “This bad deal was rammed through despite the bipartisan objection of Congress and an overwhelming majority of the American people. It’s time for the State Department to set the record straight when it comes to this agreement so we can keep our country, and region allies like Israel, safe.”

The full text of the letter is below:

The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson

United States Secretary of State

United States Department of State

2201 C Street, Northwest

Washington, D.C. 20520

 

Dear Secretary Tillerson:

 

Congratulations on your recent confirmation and swearing in as the 69th United States Secretary of State. We look forward to a productive working relationship in the 115th Congress. We write to you today, regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Due to our serious and ongoing concerns with the JCPOA, we respectfully request answers to the following questions:

  • Have you learned of any agreements or "side deals" related to the JCPOA that have not yet been disclosed to Congress? If so, what are they?

  • Have you learned of any statements to Congress or the American public by the last Administration regarding the JCPOA that were affirmatively false or misleading? If so, what are they?

  • Have you learned of any agreements between the United States and Iran that were made after the JCPOA was announced that have not been disclosed to Congress or the American people? If so, what are they?

  • Have you learned of any violations of the JCPOA by Iran that have not been disclosed to Congress or the American people? If so, what are they?

We deeply appreciate your attention to these questions, and for your service to our country in your new leadership role.

Sincerely,