Wednesday, August 5, 2015
U.S. Senators emerge furious from closed-door Iran briefing after being Stonewalled once again.
U.S. Senators emerge furious from closed-door Iran briefing after being Stonewalled once again.(TheHill).
Multiple Senate lawmakers emerged fuming from a nearly two-hour closed-door briefing with the globe’s top nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, frustrated by what they perceived as unnecessary stonewalling.
The Foreign Relations Committee briefing answered few questions about the secret “side deals” attached to the nuclear agreement with Iran, many said.
Instead, the meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano left many Republicans feeling more frustrated than before.
“I would say most members left here with greater concerns about the inspections regime than they came in with,” Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said after the meeting.
Corker has maintained that he has yet to decide whether he will vote to block the main agreement when it comes before Congress next month. However, he appeared more willing than ever to try and kill it on Wednesday.
“You should put me in the very, very skeptical column,” he said.
“This is a valuable meeting,” added Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). “I’m so grateful the director general came over here, but his answer was not very reassuring.” Hmmmm......High crimes and misdemeanors are the words the Senators should be pronouncing, this 'admin' has been hiding all it's 'actions' since day one. Read the full story here.