07.20.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on U.N. Security Council Vote on Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear deal:

“After capitulating to Iran’s demands, President Obama and Secretary Kerry sidelined the American people by advancing the Iran deal today in a United Nations Security Council vote without Congressional review. The Obama Administration claims this deal makes Americans safer and stops a nuclear Iran, when in reality it does neither. This deal lifts sanctions on Iran without requiring any real change in behavior by the Iranian regime. As Iranians still chant ‘death to America’ and ‘death to Israel’ in the streets, I’m skeptical of any deal that Iran touts as a win. Congress should react by sending a strong message to Tehran acknowledging this agreement isn’t good enough for the American people. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I will work to build bipartisan consensus for the 67 votes needed to shut down this deal.”