Moolenaar: Administration's Iran Deal Falls Short Of Its Own Goals

July 14, 2015
Press Release

Today, the Obama Administration announced an agreement between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Iran to permanently repeal economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for temporary concessions on Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. 

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) released the following statement. 

“Tough economic sanctions worked and brought Iran to the negotiating table. Congress now has a critical role reviewing the terms of the agreement. Based on reports, it is alarming to hear that restrictions on weapons and ballistic missiles will be lifted in the near future, and Iran's nuclear program is being further enabled through increased technology. Iran sponsors terrorism around the world and should be prohibited from receiving arms or obtaining a nuclear weapon. This agreement makes permanent concessions to Iran with only temporary benefits in return and the deal falls short of the need for Iran to meet concrete, verifiable standards.”