GOP lawmaker demands Obama release text of Iran nuclear deal

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) this week called on President Obama to release the text of the Iran nuclear agreement.

That agreement, which took effect in January, requires Iran to reduce its uranium enrichment activities in return for a loosening of international sanctions. But Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, said Congress has no way to judge its implementation, unless it has a copy of the agreement.

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"In order for Congress to properly perform its oversight functions and for the American people and our allies to have a full and open debate on this issue, I respectfully request that you make public the full text of the Joint Plan of Action," she wrote in her Feb. 12 letter.

Her letter says Obama has only released some of the details of the agreement, "while keeping the rest shrouded in secrecy." It adds that there are some reports that Iran has developed centrifuges that will help them speed up the uranium enrichment process.

"Even more alarming is the fact that the Iranian regime, according to reports, believe that these action are within their right under the Joint Plan of Action," she wrote. She said releasing the entire text would let Americans "judge for themselves the merits of this deal."