“Negotiations Have Fallen Far Short of What Congress and the American People Demanded”
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following statement on the Obama Administration’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran:
“For months we’ve heard that a deal with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism and repeat offender of human rights violations, must establish concrete and enforceable measures to dismantle its nuclear weapons ambitions, infrastructure and capabilities. Unsurprisingly, reports and information show that these negotiations have fallen far short of what Congress and the American people demanded.
“As the Administration prepares to roll out its dog and pony show in support of this deal, the fact remains that this agreement, if properly enforced, will only delay Iran’s longstanding pursuit of a nuclear weapon, while providing billions of dollars in sanctions relief that support radicalism in the region.
“The idea that Iran, a nation with 10 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves, is pursuing a nuclear energy program for legitimate purposes goes beyond all conventional wisdom. Setting aside permanent economic sanctions in exchange for manipulated access for verification and temporary compliance will only rubber stamp the path to a nuclear armed Iran.
“Congress must not abandon the strict level of scrutiny we called for upon passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which is why I will oppose the President’s deal to lift economic sanctions on Iran.”
Submitted by matt Shuckerow
From the Desk of Congressman Don Young