Rand Paul wants President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval of any further nuclear deal with Iran.
While Paul is a rare Senate Republican that has declined to antagonize the president legislatively on the issue, the Kentucky lawmaker wrote Obama on Thursday seeking answers on what Congress’s role will be as diplomatic negotiations continue with Iran.
“On a foreign policy issue of this magnitude, it is my strong belief that any further agreement – be it interim or final – that lifts statutory sanctions on Iran should require approval by the Congress before taking effect. Please let me know if it is your intent to seek this approval for any subsequent interim or final deal,” Paul said in the letter, which was also addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry as well as the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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