What is the rush? asks Foreign Affairs Chair

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued this statement after it was announced that negotiations surrounding Iran’s nuclear program will be extended until July 10th:

“While negotiations with Iran can’t continue forever, there is no push from Congress to conclude negotiations in the next few days.  The only one pushing to get this done quickly – and reduce congressional scrutiny – is the Obama Administration.  If the Administration negotiates a sound agreement, it should be able to withstand congressional scrutiny for 30, 60, or even 90 or 120 days. What is the rush?”