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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Comstock On The Iran Nuclear Deal

July 14, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on the Iran nuclear deal that was announced today: 

“From everything we've seen and heard to date, this is a perilous deal for America and a perilous deal for Israel and our other allies in the Middle East. Going into these negotiations the Obama Administration said that the goal was to not have Iran obtain nuclear weapons.  This deal fails that test and is not in the national security interest of the United States.  This deal does not dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program, it does not provide anytime, anywhere inspections, and does not cut back Iran’s ballistic missile program. 

“Yet it lifts the arms embargo in five years, providing Iran, a country that exports terrorism, with the means to spread violence around the region.  Iran is the world’s largest sponsor of terror, and what President Obama trumpeted today does not keep America safe, rather it only emboldens Iran to continue spreading instability and terror throughout an already unstable region of the world.  It also rewards the Iranians with billions of dollars in sanctions relief.   

“Congress will now have 60 days to review this deal and it is the job of Congress to evaluate and disclose the facts about this dangerous policy. The American people need to be informed about the dangers this deal poses to our nation’s security and the existential threat an Iran with nuclear weapons will mean for the world.  At the end of this process, I will urge my fellow colleagues to vote to disapprove this misguided deal and to vote to override the President’s threatened veto.”