AJC Applauds House of Representatives Vote Regarding Iran Deal

May 14, 2015, 18:38 ET from American Jewish Committee

NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing, 400- 25, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The House action comes a week after the U.S. Senate passed the measure by a vote of 98-1. President Obama is expected to sign the bill, which ensures that Congress has the opportunity to review a final nuclear agreement with Iran.

"Any deal with Iran, a country that poses a grave threat to regional and global security, must be thoroughly reviewed by Congress before it is finalized," said AJC Executive Director David Harris.

"Congress played a vital role in erecting the sanctions regime that led Iran to negotiate in earnest. Given the numerous unanswered questions surrounding the emerging deal, and the heightened concerns of U.S. allies in the region, Congressional review becomes all the more essential."

The House vote took place as representatives of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations met with President Obama at Camp David to discuss the implications of any possible deal with Iran.

The P5+1 countries – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – are engaged in intensive negotiations with Iran in the hope of achieving a final agreement by June 30. A "framework agreement" with Iran was announced on April 2.


SOURCE American Jewish Committee