Scalise Statement on the Obama Administration's Deal with Iran

Statement

By:  Steve Scalise
Date: Nov. 24, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement about the Obama Administration's deal with Iran.

"There's an old saying that nothing good happens after 2 am, and this naive and dangerous deal with Iran struck in the middle of the night clearly fits that description," Scalise said. "Secretary of State Kerry appeared to be more eager to get a deal than he was to stand up to the Iranian government's plan to develop nuclear weapons. It is telling that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, our closest ally in the region, called this deal "an historic mistake.'

"Time and time again, Iran has proven it cannot be trusted, and this deal gives Iran access to billions of dollars in exchange for very little with regard to their nuclear weapons capabilities. In order to continue holding Iran accountable, it is vital that President Obama quickly reverse course and support the strong, bipartisan bill passed by the House that imposes even tougher sanctions against Iran until they verifiably dismantle their nuclear weapons program."

Ten days ago, Scalise met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel to discuss the deal with Iran, and share his strong objections.