Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after the IAEA closed its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear work:

“Iran’s lies and obstruction have paid off.  This capitulation allows the ayatollah to keep vital nuclear research, materials and technology away from international inspectors while Iran moves closer to tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief. 

“As a result, the president’s deeply flawed agreement is now even weaker.  Having beaten the rules, Iran will be emboldened to further dictate which terms will be implemented, and which will not.  Until the Obama administration steps up and starts holding Iran accountable for its dangerous acts, the American people will be increasingly at risk.”