For Immediate Press Release
March 8, 2015
For More Information Contact: Eli M. Gold
EGold@LondonCenter.org or 410.206.3445
Eli M. Gold: Congressional Action Necessary Against Iran
WASHINGTON, DC – Eli M. Gold, Vice President of the London Center for Policy Research today issued the following statement in support of the Corker – Menendez legislation (S.615) to increase Congressional oversight of potential agreements between the Obama administration and the government of Iran concerning Iranian nuclear weapon development programs.
“The Corker-Menendez legislation rightly asserts Congressional authority to review and oversee Executive Department actions, particularly in regard to actions that pose such potential risk to the vital interests of the United States.
While the Administration plunges ahead, trying to reach any agreement with Iran, it is essential that Congress exercises its authority to slow and if necessary stop the Administration from pursuing a ‘bad deal’ with Iran. By insisting that the Administration provide specific and immediate reporting on each facet of the deal as it is implemented, Congress will be able to monitor in near real-time the activities of the Iranian government and will be able to act quickly to re-initiate and if necessary increase sanctions against Iran.
The London Center would prefer no agreement with Iran short of one that assures the complete and permanent termination of the Iranian nuclear weapons program and any Iranian nuclear fuel enrichment program. As the Administration seems intent on failing in its responsibility to defend the US and its allies from a nuclear-armed Iran, Congress has taken steps to fulfill that responsibility.
The London Center thanks Senator Menendez and his colleagues in Congress who have been outspoken in their efforts to defend US interests, and in trying to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed state. This proposed legislation is a first step in achieving that strategic end, for the US and for world as a whole.
For more information on Eli Gold and the London Center for Policy Research visit www.LondonCenter.org.