(CNN) - House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said his committee was not informed of months of secret meetings between U.S. and Iranian officials prior to the official deal on Iran's nuclear program reached over the weekend.
"There was no formal notification, certainly that I received, and my understanding was neither did the Senate, which is concerning," Rogers told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room."
On Sunday, an initial six-month deal was reached by world powers to slow Iran's nuclear development program in exchange for lifting some sanctions.
"We have full access to every classified program, every covert action program as we well should in our role of oversight," Rogers continued. "It was concerning that they didn't believe it was important enough to do this and that just raises questions about what did they prearrange prior to the P5+1."
"This is why you don't want to do this," Rogers said of the secret meetings. "It raises unnecessary suspicions about what was agreed to to the P5+1."