House intelligence chair calls for new Iran assessment

Republican David Nunes asks US intel czar James Clapper for competing hypotheses on efficacy of nuclear deal

Devin Nunes, US Representative from California. (Public domain, Wikimedia)
Devin Nunes, US Representative from California. (Public domain, Wikimedia)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes (R-California) is asking for additional intelligence assessments related to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

In a letter Tuesday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Nunes asked for an analysis of competing hypotheses about whether intelligence agencies will be able to verify Iran’s compliance with the deal.

The California Republican is also seeking an analysis of Iran’s nuclear intent, and what he called an “out of the box” assessment of a full range of issues relating to Iran and the nuclear agreement.

He wants the documents by Sept. 3. Intelligence agencies generally comply with requests from their oversight chairmen.

Nunes and most Republicans oppose the nuclear agreement the Obama administration and five world powers reached with Iran on July 14.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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