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McCaul: Americans Should Have Gotten Say on Iran Deal First

McCaul: Americans Should Have Gotten Say on Iran Deal First
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By    |   Tuesday, 21 July 2015 02:34 PM

The American people should have been able to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal before it headed to the United Nations Security Council, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Tuesday.

"I warned about this in an Foreign Affairs meeting and talked to our ambassador to the United Nations, and sent a letter to the president and Secretary John Kerry about our strong concerns," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

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The concern was that by presenting the dealt to the United Nations, "you have countries like Russia, China, and Venezuela weighing in on the decision before Congress," said McCaul, who was meeting Tuesday with intelligence and Coast Guard officials about security in the Western Hemisphere.

"I think lawmakers are frustrated by the fact that UN sanctions could be lifted on the deal and the train is out of the station," said McCaul. "The only thing that will stop this is to disapprove the resolution and override the president's veto. That is the only way we can stop it. If the United States Congress votes down this measure, then I think the entire deal will implode."

He said his biggest concern on the deal is that it "frees up hundreds of billions of dollars to the strongest state sponsor of terror," McCaul said, and with the great influence Iran has with Venezuela. We will be investigating on this and following up with this with great intensity."

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