Daines Statement on the UN Security Council Iran Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the United Nations (UN) Security Council voted unanimously to approve the P5+1 deal with Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism:

“The President taking the deal with Iran to the United Nations before Congress even had its first full day to review the deal is an affront to the American people. The UN’s vote will not corner Congress into rubberstamping a bad deal. The actions taken by the President make clear that he is more concerned with his legacy than ensuring the safety of the American people. This deal does not make the region, Israel or our nation a safer place.”

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (Public Law 114-17) prevents the president from waiving or suspending congressional sanctions before Congress has the chance to vote on an agreement, if one is reached. Under this law, Congress has 60 days to review the proposed agreement once all pertinent documents are submitted.