And why are key documents missing from the Iran nuclear deal that was submitted to Congress and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for review? What could possibly be worse than what we already know?
Seriously, what are they hiding now from the American people?
Senators say documents missing from Iran deal
By Charles Hoskinson, Washington Examiner, 7/21/15
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry, center, will participate in a classified Senate briefing about the agreement on Wednesday ahead of a public hearing Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)
Two key documents are missing from the Iran nuclear deal submitted to Congress, and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want the Obama administration to hand them over, Chairman Bob Corker said Tuesday.
The Tennessee Republican said he and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland wrote to request the missing documents, which he said deal with an Iranian military facility at Parchin and a side agreement Iran reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
“We sent a letter today, both of us, asking the administration for the documents,” he said.
On Friday, I had a meeting in Vienna with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), during which the agency conveyed to the lawmakers that two side deals made between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will remain secret and will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the public. One agreement covers the inspection of the Parchin military complex, and the second details how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program.
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.