State Department Submits to Congress Plan of Action on Iran Nuclear Program
17:20 19.07.2015(updated 19:15 19.07.2015)
The US Department of State transmitted to Congress the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, its annexes, and related materials on Iran's nuclear program.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of State submitted Sunday to Congress the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concerning the Iranian nuclear program, according to a statement by the department's spokesman John Kirby.
On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, comprising Russia, the United States, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, released the JCPOA on the nature of Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
'Today the State Department transmitted to Congress the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, its annexes, and related materials. These documents include the Unclassified Verification Assessment Report on the JCPOA and the Intelligence Community's Classified Annex to the Verification Assessment Report, as required under the law,' Kirby said in the statement.
Under the US Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, Congress will have a final say in the adoption of the agreement. It has 60 days to consider the agreement starting Tuesday.
On Friday, US Congressman Peter Roskam said the Republicans had introduced a resolution with the support of 171 members – about two-thirds of House Republicans and 40 percent of all members of the House – condemning the nuclear agreement with Iran.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said if Congress voted against the nuclear deal with Tehran, it would be 'devastating' to Washington's standing in the world.
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