Kirk Statement on Administration’s Planned Use of United Nations to Circumvent Congress on Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) issued the following statement today after the Administration signaled its intention to obtain U.N. Security Council approval of the Iran nuclear deal before Congress completes its review of the agreement:

“The White House’s plan to preempt Congress’s 60-day review of the Iran deal by first seeking approval from the U.N. Security Council, whose members include at least six non-democracies, would be a breathtaking assault on American sovereignty and Congressional prerogative.  I am shocked that Secretary of State Kerry actually admitted, on the record, that he wants to create a situation where congressional disapproval of the Iran deal would make the United States in violation of the international community.”