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House Freedom Caucus to Hold Up Vote on Iran Deal Until “Side Deals” Made Public

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Iranians burn the American and Israeli flags following the announcement of the negotiated nuclear agreement in Tehran. (Photo: Hamed Malekpour)

Members of the House Freedom Caucus will attempt to hold up the vote on the Iran deal Wednesday until the “side deals” are made public, Roll Call reported. by voting down the resoluton

“I think the plan is just to say that there’s a law on Corker-Cardin, it hasn’t been followed, we can’t ignore it, so to continue on with a vote in light of the administration not adhering to the law would be erroneous and really usurp the authority of Congress,” Mark Meadows told CQ Roll Call Tuesday night.

Meadows’ comments come after HFC held a meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast, where they discussed efforts to force House leadership to take up the vote. The timing is no accident, as an anti-Iran deal rally is scheduled to take place in the nation’s capital the very same deal.

“On the same day that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz hold a Capitol Hill rally urging Congress to reject this deal, it will be pretty hard to argue that we should let Democrats off the hook and not take a stand at all.”

Meanwhile, in the Senate, S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham repeated his threat to withhold funding from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until the details of side deals, particularly any allowing Iran to conduct its own inspections, are handed over to lawmakers.

“As an indication of how serious I view the provision of copies of these side agreements to our national security,” Graham said. “I intend to condition and/or withhold voluntary contributions to the IAEA in fiscal year 2016 should they not be provided prior to the congressional debate next month.”

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