Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R-KS) joined Kilmeade & Friends to urge the complete disclosure of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Pompeo explained there are two side agreements to the Iran Nuclear Deal made between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that have not been shared between other nations, Congress or the public. He released a press release with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and a portion of it reads as follows:
Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) on Friday had a meeting in Vienna with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), during which the agency conveyed to the lawmakers that two side deals made between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will remain secret and will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the public. One agreement covers the inspection of the Parchin military complex, and the second details how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program.
According to the IAEA, the Iran agreement negotiators, including the Obama administration, agreed that the IAEA and Iran would forge separate arrangements to govern the inspection of the Parchin military complex – one of the most secretive military facilities in Iran – and how Iran would satisfy the IAEA’s outstanding questions regarding past weaponization work. Both arrangements will not be vetted by any organization other than Iran and the IAEA, and will not be released even to the nations that negotiated the JCPOA. This means that the secret arrangements have not been released for public scrutiny and have not been submitted to Congress as part of its legislatively mandated review of the Iran deal.
In the interview, Pompeo explained that the Obama administration has failed to disclose these side agreements to Congress which it is required to do under the Iran Nuclear Review Act.
Earlier today, State Department Spokesman Admiral John Kirby would not confirm or deny what he knew about the side deals between Iran and the IAEA and asserted Congress has been given every document related to the Iran Deal. Pompeo told Brian that Kirby’s comments were not accurate when he stated Congress received all the documents relating to the Iran Deal. Pompeo observed that Kirby was not clear about whether or not the Obama administration has information on a side deal between Iran and the IAEA, stating, “Admiral Kirby obfuscated in a way that only trained professional spokesmen can!”
Pompeo believes any disagreement with the Obama Administration over the deal is not a partisan issue, it’s about keeping Americans safe from Iran for the next generation. Pompeo hopes when republicans and democrats learn about the side deals, they will come together against the agreement.