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Stutzmans Opposition to Iran Nuclear Agreement

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statement on the Obama administration's Iran nuclear negotiation:  

"I firmly disagree with President Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, his final agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran.  This deal may limit Iran’s use of centrifuges to enrich uranium for at least a decade and provide access to most nuclear facilities by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, providing at least 24 days of advanced notice.  In return, the deal would relieve international sanctions on Iran -- a nation that has not honored its non-proliferation commitments in the past. My concern is that even if Iran complies with the restraints illustrated, this deal won’t block Iran from eventually acquiring nuclear weapons. This tumultuous region could possibly be made even more dangerous by giving Iran access to financial resources, weapons and power. We already know that General Soleimani, a heavily sanctioned Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander, traveled to Russia in July to discuss future weapons deals, including the purchase of the S-300 missile system. How is our Commander in Chief so confident that his ‘diplomatic’ measure wont implode and cause terror across the globe?  I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to build solutions that will uphold sanctions and prevent this dangerous deal from taking effect."