Senator David Perdue: Iran Moving Dangerously Closer To Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the Iran nuclear negotiations: 

“It’s no surprise that yet again, President Obama and Iran’s negotiators have failed to meet the June 30 deadline for a deal on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. Every step of the way, Iran has refused to accept reasonable terms, and instead, is moving dangerously closer to a nuclear weapon. 

“Iran is clearly trying to buy time, and is building more centrifuges in the meantime. Iran’s leaders have refused ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, which are necessary to ensure Iran doesn’t continue to develop nuclear capabilities. Iran also refuses to admit to past nuclear weapons-related activities. Let’s not forget that Iran’s nuclear program is in direct violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, and they’ve violated their international nuclear obligations since the 1980s—from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) to the 2013 Joint Plan of Action (JPOA).

“President Obama has given Iran economic relief that makes them less inclined to reach a good deal. Now is not the time to let Iran run out the clock. If Iran is not serious about reaching a deal, we should not continue to reward bad behavior.”