06.21.16

Senator David Perdue: From The Onset, President Obama Misplaced His Trust In Iran

“Why the Obama Administration isn’t calling for a further review of the Parchin site by the IAEA is unfathomable.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Obama Administration acknowledged that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors found traces of man-made uranium at Parchin, Iran’s secret nuclear weapon facility: 

“The Obama Administration has naively trusted Iran to be forthcoming about its nuclear program—a program it spent the last decade hiding from the world. A December 2015 IAEA report shows that the belligerent nation went so far as to remove and replace layers of soil to hide nuclear material at the Parchin military facility. Traces of uranium were found by IAEA inspectors and reported months ago. Now, the Obama Administration has finally admitted that this site was likely linked to the country’s covert nuclear weapons program, and yet does not call Iran out for its blatant cover-up. From the onset, President Obama misplaced his trust in Iran and this has already proven to be a grave mistake. Why the Obama Administration isn’t calling for a further review of the Parchin site by the IAEA is unfathomable.”

Last December, the IAEA put out a 16-page report titled, “Final Assessment on Past and Present Outstanding Issues regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program.” In the report, the IAEA stated that its inspectors found traces of man-made uranium. At the time of the report’s release, the Obama Administration did not comment on the discovery of uranium particles but still moved forward with its dangerous nuclear deal.

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