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Statement On Second Iranian Uranium Enrichment Plant


Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after it was revealed that a second uranium enrichment plant exists in Iran:

"Iran is a real-time security threat to the United States, Israel, and our allies around the world. A nuclear Iran is closer than many thought it was yesterday, and the problem is getting worse by the day, not better.

"The existence of a second uranium enrichment facility not only undercuts the Administration's policy toward Iran, but leaves little doubt that terrorist nations are not to be trusted or negotiated with diplomatically. Congress should act immediately to give the President the tools he needs to implement sanctions on Iran by passing the bipartisan Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act."

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