A resolution expressing the determination of the Senate that the 60-calendar day period for congressional review of the nuclear agreement with Iran did not begin with the transmittal of the agreement on 7/19/15, because that transmittal did not...

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

The resolution stated that the Obama administration did not fully follow the requirements laid out in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (see *H.R. 1191 of 3/2/15), and that the congressional review period for any nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 should be extended as a result. Specifically, the resolution indicated, the Obama administration had not delivered the text of ‘side agreements’ between Iran and the IAEA along with the main Iran–P5+1 deal, as allegedly mandated, and that the 60-day review period could not begin until the Senate majority leader certified that all ‘side deals’ had been delivered to Congress.

Cruz introduced this resolution in an effort to block U.S. implementation of the deal and give opponents more time to organize in opposition to the president. It illustrated one of their primary objections to the deal, namely that the Obama administration was not being transparent about the nature of the IAEA inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites and that Iran would be allowed to ‘self-inspect’ under the 7/14 deal.

Last major action: 7/30/15 referred to Comm. on Foreign Relations.


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