01.17.16

Senator David Perdue: Implementation Of Iran Deal Is A Grave Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and vocal opponent of President Obama’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, released the following statement regarding its implementation:

“President Obama’s misplaced trust in Iran is alarming. I am very concerned the Obama Administration is moving forward with implementation of its dangerous deal and sanctions relief when Iran refuses to play by the rules. As we learned from recent international inspection into Iran’s past military dimensions, Iran dragged its heels and stonewalled IAEA investigators. Iran has further destabilized the Middle East with its continued support of terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as the rogue regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Further, Iran continues to illegally test ballistic missiles violating multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

“Yet, President Obama is rewarding Iran for these illicit actions with access to roughly $100 billion and suspending many of the most impactful sanctions on Iran. This is a grave mistake. It is time for President Obama to finally stop placating Tehran, punish past transgressions, enforce current international agreements, and develop a comprehensive strategy for the Middle East to stymie bad actors, not embolden them.”