Updated 1:20 p.m. Sunday

Lawmakers began reacting late Saturday to news of an interim agreement that freezes key parts of Iran's nuclear program. Other lawmakers weighed in on Sunday morning, either in a written statement or on television. Here are excerpts from statements:


House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). (Photo by Alex Brandon/AP)

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio):

“The interim deal has been and will continue to be met with healthy skepticism and hard questions, not just of the Iranians, but of ourselves and our allies involved in the negotiations.  Iran has a history of obfuscation that demands verification of its activities and places the burden on the regime to prove it is upholding its obligations in good faith while a final deal is pursued.

“The Administration and its negotiating partners claim that a final deal can be completed that affirms Iran does not have a right to enrich and permanently and irreversibly dismantles the infrastructure of its uranium and plutonium nuclear programs.  That is a goal the House shares.  The lingering question, however, is whether the negotiating partners will work equally hard to preserve the strong international sanctions regime until that goal is achieved.  Otherwise, we will look back on the interim deal as a remarkably clever Iranian move to dismantle the international sanctions regime while maintaining its infrastructure and material to pursue a break-out nuclear capability.