CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH IRAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2015
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the announcement of a framework nuclear agreement with Iran:
“Diplomacy is a central tenant of a smart national security policy, and I respect the tireless efforts of Secretary Kerry and the entire U.S. negotiating team in their negotiations with Iran to curtail its nuclear program.
When it comes to a nuclear agreement with Iran, we have always known that the devil would be in the details, and there are a number of key concerns and questions that need to be addressed. Iran has a long history of deceit and I continue to believe no deal is better than a bad deal.
It is also clear that the legislative branch has a key oversight role regarding national security policy, especially on an issue of this magnitude and especially when the negotiations include sanctions that Congress itself put into place. I support allowing Congress an opportunity to vote on any deal.”
Congressman Ted W. Lieu a member of the National Security Oversight Subcommittee.