Ernst: Congress must OK any deal with Iran

Joni Ernst -- CROPPEDBy The Iowa Statesman


U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) spoke yesterday on the Senate floor to call for congressional approval of any final deal with Iran. Senator Ernst emphasized the need to preserve U.S. national security interests, those of our allies, and the need to maintain stability in the world.

“The ever increasing and complex threats we face in the Middle East underscores how crucial it is that any longstanding agreement with Iran must go through Congress,” she said. “This enables the American people to have a voice. Congressional review is supported by a bipartisan majority of my colleagues and a majority of Americans – it’s commonsense. We must have more oversight of this process, and the opportunity for thoughtful consideration to ensure we have been very clear about our demands and the framework of any final agreement.”

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