17480
Pentagon Pressed to Release Iran Report
National

Pentagon Pressed to Release Iran Report

Two Republican US presidential contenders, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are teaming up to press the Pentagon to release a delayed report on Iran's military.
Rubio and Cruz, as well as Republican Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both from Georgia, said they need the report to be able to "fully assess" the Iran nuclear deal, the Hill reported.
"It is unreasonable to expect Congress to fully assess the implications of any nuclear agreement with Iran without access to the information in this report," the four senators wrote on Friday to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The Republicans are instructing the Pentagon to publish the report or a "thorough explanation" of its delay by May 30.  
The original deadline for the report had been at the end of January, and lawmakers said they have yet to get an update on the report or timeline for its release.  The controversy comes as negotiators from the United States, Iran and five other countries — the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany — try to reach a final deal on Tehran's nuclear program before a June 30 deadline.  
The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation earlier this month to allow lawmakers to review and vote on a final nuclear deal.  The four lawmakers were part of a group of Republican senators who wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry last week about another delayed report on Iran's human rights practices. The senators asked for the report to be published by May 15, but said they have yet to receive a response.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/kcggbW

You can also read ...

National Dialogue Only Solution to Yemen Conflict
Iran has reiterated its position that there is no military...
UN Report on Al-Qaeda Leaders Influence in Syria Denied
Iran has “categorically” rejected a report by UN experts which...
Hezbollah Chief Downplays US Sanctions
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said on Tuesday...
Iraq, Iran, Turkey Agree to Boost Anti-Drug Cooperation
Iraqi Interior Minister Qassem al-Araji said he has reached...
President Hassan Rouhani addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday
President Hassan Rouhani said the agreement signed by the five...
Pilgrims to Pay Less for Iraq Visa
Iraq plans to reduce visa fees for Iranian pilgrims wanting to...
US Seeks Capitulation Through Tougher Sanctions
The United States is trying to push Iran into surrendering ...
Border Guard Freed
Saeed Barati, an Iranian border guard kidnapped by terrorists...

Trending

Googleplus