Congressman Steve Scalise today called on the Obama Administration to maintain tough sanctions on Iran and to walk away from any deal that would provide relief from these sanctions to the Iranian government.
"Time and time again, Iran has proven itself to be a country that cannot be trusted, and it would be naive and dangerous for President Obama to roll back any sanctions before we have hard proof that Iran has rolled back its nuclear program in a significant way," Scalise said. "A nuclear Iran is not only dangerous to the future of our strong ally Israel, but it would also pose a serious threat to America's national security. The Administration must maintain the rigid sanctions currently placed on Iran that are finally starting to work. In order to continue holding Iran accountable, it's vital that President Obama walk away from any bad deal that would provide cover to the Iranian government while they continue pursuing their nuclear program at nearly the same pace they are currently moving toward. Israel is our strongest ally and most trusted friend in the region, and before taking any action, the President would do well to consult with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has called any waiver of sanctions 'very, very bad' and 'the deal of the century' for Iran."