04.10.15

ICYMI: Senator Perdue Addresses Serious National Security Threats In Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, just returned from a visit to Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Congressional Delegation went to review the unfolding campaign against ISIS and to meet with some of America’s closest partners about regional security threats. Below is some recent coverage of Senator Perdue’s trip:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: U.S. Sen. David Perdue said he would reject a deal designed to place new limits on Iran’s nuclear program because it “paves the way for a nuclear Iran.” Speaking by phone after a swing through the Middle East, the Georgia Republican raised questions about the deal that would reduce Iran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel and its capacity to produce new fuel for an atomic weapon. The agreement, two years in the making, was announced while he was on the trip. “This deal should not be accepted. We need to reinforce and double-down on the sanctions,” he said. (David Perdue: Obama Deal ‘Paves The Way For A nuclear Iran, 4/3/15)

Morris News Service: Perdue, who took office three months ago, is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. His first trip was to Israel where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also an outspoken critic of Obama’s foreign policy. Like Netanyahu, the freshman senator warned that the agreement reached this week with Iran will not be effective in curbing that country’s ability to build a nuclear weapon. The agreement doesn’t destroy bomb-making equipment, just puts it in “mothballs” for 10 years, Perdue said. And Iran has a bad track record for cheating on international agreements and hiding strategic laboratories from inspectors, he said. “It looks like it paves the way for a nuclear Iran,” he said. (Perdue: Middle East Trip Proves Foreign Policy Off Base, 4/4/15)

Roll Call: “We continue to live in a dangerous world, and what we saw on the ground reinforces that we face both symmetric and asymmetric threats,” said Sen. David Perdue, a freshman senator from Georgia who participated in the delegation trip. “ISIS has brought chaos and violence to an already troubled part of the world, and we have a lot of work to do if we are to extinguish their ambition of harming Americans and our allies. We must find decisive ways to destroy ISIS, and to ensure that terrorism of any kind does not reach our shores.” (McConnell Skeptical of Iran Deal After Leading Freshmen on Middle East Trip, 4/6/15)

Peach Pundit: Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia) participated in a trip to the Middle East along with a Senate delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). The delegation visited American service members and top foreign leaders in the Middle East including Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and King Abdullah of Jordan. Apart from Israel and Jordan, the delegation also visited top political leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Senator Perdue Joins Senate Delegation To The Middle East, 4/8/15)