Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of the P5+1 reaching an agreement with Iran, a state-sponsor of terrorism, regarding its nuclear program:
“Any deal that ends in a nuclear Iran is a bad deal and should be rejected.
This agreement jeopardizes our national security and that of our allies by giving Iran the ability to continue its march towards nuclear capability.
Additionally, this deal will hand Iran billions in sanctions relief for it to continue funding terrorism and promoting instability in the region. This agreement relies on the hope that Iran, which has proven to shirk agreements in the past, complies with the terms—only to extend the break-out time by less than a year.
In short, this agreement does not stop Iran from being at the doorstep of nuclear capability. I am glad we have 60 days to review the deal and get the full picture; but the fact remains Iran is a designated sponsor of terrorism and should be verified much more than trusted.”