When Obama signed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act into law, he knew what he was getting into. He knew that he had to present the ENTIRE Iran nuclear deal to Congress.
Instead, the President and his negotiators allowed Iran to make a number of secretive side deals with other UN agencies. Whether by design or by accident, these side deals mean that part of the nuclear deal is being withheld from Congress.
That shouldn't be a huge deal. The one side deal is with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Every year, U.S. taxpayers give this regulatory agency $88 million, more than any other country on earth. Surely $88,000,000 can get us a peek at this side deal, right?
The IAEA won't let the American Congress or people see the deal. Not only that, but the Obama administration says we don't even have a right to ask for a copy of the side deal...
So, there's only one way to put a stop to this: Defund the IAEA and the United Nations!
We give these agencies tens of millions of dollars a year to enforce things like nuclear disarmament and yet we are not even allowed to see the details of the disarmament that WE are financing. On top of that, the nuclear deal with Iran explicitly forbids U.S. inspectors from even setting foot in an Iranian facility.
There is a reason that even liberal democrats are leaving the President in droves on this issue.
But they're not leaving fast enough. Many are still on the fence. There are even dozens of Republicans who haven't decided whether or not to vote for the deal.
We are running out of time.
There's a reason that Iran's Parchin nuclear/military complex was excluded from the main agreement just like there is a reason we're not allowed to see what's in the side deal.
So let's just be done with this BS. If the UN or IAEA refuses to reveal the details of their side deal with Iran, then Congress needs to refuse to fund them. Period.
I agreed to examine the Iran deal with an open mind, but that is impossible to do when parts of it are missing and hidden.
How can the President expect Congress to vote on an agreement that is being partially withheld from them? And how on earth can a President be so spineless that he is afraid to even ask for a copy of the agreement!
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - who is hardly a Conservative - is leading the charge on this. Chalk it up to a broken clock being right twice a day, if you want.
But he is not alone. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has joined the fight, as have dozens of other Republican Congressmen and Senators.
It is very tactful what the Iranians did by making these side deals. But the fact that the IAEA and UN are siding with the Islamic Republic of Iran over us - their chief financier - is despicable.
There is only one solution to this: defund the IAEA and UN. If they want American dollars, then we need to know the full details of what we're investing in!