November 25th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Rogers: Secret Iran talks raise suspicions

(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."


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    The question needs to be asked, How did this idiot get elected? Rogers will have plenty of time to ruin future negotiations and move us closer to war.

    November 25, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Flagship, NC

    "There was no formal notification, certainly that I received,...
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    Notice the pattern....if you keep the Republicans out, things get done!

    November 25, 2013 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. ED1

    What else would you expect from our Dictator in charge.

    November 25, 2013 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    I'm sure the President wanted to inform you, but he saw how busy you were with all these Issa hearings going on.

    November 25, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Here we go, the next Faux "News" crises... Put Issa on the trail!!!!!

    November 25, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. S. B. Stein

    It would have been nice, but I suspect that would have caused a problem. The GOP would have cried foul no matter what.

    November 25, 2013 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Another conspiracy? If these clowns in the republican party knew how much the world was laughing at them perhaps they would stop this nonsense and create some jobs. Then again, maybe not.

    November 25, 2013 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  8. Thomas

    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.

    Thats because you were so busy doing nothing, they didn't want to interfere with what the republican congress dose best , Nothing . Is it posable the GOP congress could defund world diplomacy or world peace .

    November 26, 2013 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  9. Marie MD

    Two words about the intelligence committee that makes it a BIG joke . . . . . . michelle bachman!

    November 26, 2013 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  10. @RI_Roger

    Remember, The President PROMISED us the most transparent administration ever. Although Mr. Kerry was not part of the administration at the time of his visits, his mission was condoned by the administration. Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but how much more "shadow" government do we not know about? Between the NSA, IRS, HHS, CMS, we can only imagine what will turn-up next.
    The American people need another Bob Woodward or Matt Drudge to get to the truth before we lose all our integrity and standing in the world.

    November 26, 2013 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  11. Gurgyl

    This is what GOP does. Idiots, never vote for GOP garbage.

    November 26, 2013 06:54 am at 6:54 am |