Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, co-wrote a Wall Street Journal commentary with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., calling for Congress to receive the full text of all documents related to the Iran nuclear agreement. They said the Obama administration allowed Iran to make secret side deals with the International Atomic Energy Agency related to inspection of the Parchin military complex and past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program. “That the administration would accept side agreements on these critical issues – and ask the U.S. Congress to do the same – is irresponsible,” Pompeo and Cotton wrote, pointing to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that Congress passed in May. Pompeo also released a letter to President Obama Tuesday signed by 94 members of Congress urging Obama to release the full details of the side agreements. But Slate’s William Saletan is among those with a different take on this issue: “The IAEA briefs other governments about its procedures but doesn’t give them the logistical documents. Republicans, having shrugged at this policy for decades, are suddenly outraged.” – Rhonda Holman
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