Grothman Statement On Nuclear Deal With Iran
Washington, July 14, 2015
(Washington, D.C.) - Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) released the following statement upon the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran:
“It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the Obama Administration signed a bad deal with Iran given President Obama’s ignorance when it comes to foreign policy. Today, his administration has paved the way for Iran to build a nuclear weapon, while leaving the United States and the international community very few options to prevent a nuclear Iran in the future.
“The fact that Secretary Kerry and President Obama repeatedly made concessions and crossed their own redlines is beyond reprehensible. This deal lacks the oversight needed by the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency to stop the enrichment of uranium and to close down Iran’s nuclear sites and centrifuges. Israel and our allies were counting on the United States to not back down, and now we’re left with a bad deal and broken promises.
“Lifting sanctions on Iran, a country on the State Department’s state sponsors of terrorism list, is dangerous and proves that President Obama and his administration negotiated from a position of weakness. Allowing over $100 billion dollars to flow into Iran’s economy, by lifting economic sanctions, will only fuel Iran’s violence and terror throughout the region. Russia’s recent decision to lift a ban on selling a sophisticated missile defense system to Iran is further cause for concern.
“I will carefully review the Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, but cannot support any deal that puts our national security at risk.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his first term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2476, or online at grothman.house.gov.