Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says opponents of the Iran nuclear deal now have to look forward, rather than merely criticize the agreement.
Fortenberry opposed the deal which could allow Iran to become a threshold nuclear state in 15 years.
Now that it has been signed, Fortenberry says Congress should set up a bicameral oversight committee to keep watch over how the deal is implemented.
“To not wait for the State Department or the International Atomic Energy Agency to give Congress information back as to how the verification mechanisms are proceeding, but to have our own mechanism inside of Congress to watch this very carefully to insure that there’s not cheating,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Fortenberry says the United States must not give up on Iran.
He says there is a strong minority of Iranians who want a better relationship with the West. The Congressman sees the next generation of Iranians as more inclined to reestablish a relationship with the United States, severed with the hostage taking in the late 1970s.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]