07.14.16

Senator David Perdue Highlights Dangerous Iran Deal On One Year Anniversary

Evidence shows Iran is not trying to join community of nations at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today highlighted the belligerent actions we have seen from Iran since President Obama finalized his nuclear deal with the rogue nation.

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“Here we are within the first 12 months of the Iran Deal and here is what we know about Iran’s behavior: seven ballistic missile launches, harassment of U.S. forces, and not only the Navy sailors that were illegally detained, and some 10 percent of U.S. crossings of the Strait of Hormuz are characterized as unsafe by the Navy because of involvement of Iranian patrols. We know there are still U.S. hostages, some with dual-nationalities, being detained, and there are four confirmed reports of interdicted arms shipments from Iran to the Houthis in Yemen.

“We see violations of travel sanctions. For example, the general in control of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) has reportedly made four illicit trips to Russia. We know of Iranian nuclear procurement attempts that are now coming out from German domestic intelligence reports, but also from reports by the Institute of Science and International Security. These are really concerning. It doesn’t seem to me that the evidence shows that Iran is trying to join the spirit of the community of nations at all,” said Senator Perdue during a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on the Iran Deal.