[Ed. – Hey, it’s just a law. The government doesn’t have to obey the laws; only the people do.]
A GAO investigation, made public on Wednesday, found that the reports to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees, required by law every six months, had instead been provided at intervals ranging from seven to 22 months, with an average of 16 months.
The most recent report, which covered proliferation-related transfers that took place in 2011, was submitted last December, 22 months after the previous one – “the longest interval between reports since the beginning of 2006.”
Over those 22 months since the March 2013 report, negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – produced an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear programs, in Nov. 2013, laying the groundwork for negotiations for a comprehensive final agreement.
Ros-Lehtinen does not believe the two issues are unrelated.