Pompeo: House Iran Nuclear Agreement Act bad idea

Mike Pompeo (KSN File Photo)

Washington D.C. – Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo Thursday voiced his disapproval of a bill sent to President Obama that would give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.

In a statement sent to the media, Pompeo said, “…rather than providing a real constraint on President Obama, this bill grants him a blank check to sign an agreement with the largest state sponsor of terror in the world — Iran — to enrich uranium and continue its missile program. It is unconscionable for Congress to grant such sweeping power to President Obama—allowing him to lift sanctions on Iran no matter what terrible deal he agrees to with Ayatollah Khamenei.”

The House overwhelmingly passed the Nuclear Agreement Review Act, 400-25, a reflection of lawmakers’ insistence on having a say in what could be a significant international accord to get Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said again Thursday that Obama would sign the bill into law.

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