WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the Obama administration allowed – and joined – the United Nations Security Council in approving the president’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran before Congress completes its mandated review:
“Today President Obama ignored the concerns of the American people, and senior members of his own party, and allowed the United Nations Security Council to take up his proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Enabling such a consequential vote just 24 hours after submitting the agreement documents to Congress undermines our national security and violates the spirit of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which passed the House in May with more than 400 votes. This is a bad start for a bad deal. The American people expect their representatives to review this potential agreement and stop Iran’s push for a nuclear weapon, and we will continue our critical work to do just that.”
NOTE: Today House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) issued a joint statement expressing disappointment with today’s U.N. vote, and concern with provisions in the agreement that lift Iran’s arms and missile embargoes.