Mar 3 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement:

“It was important for our nation to hear from Prime Minister Netanyahu today on the grave threat the Iranian regime poses to not only the United States and Israel, but the entire world.

“While the Obama Administration criticized the Speaker of the House for inviting the elected leader of America’s greatest ally in the Middle East to address Congress, the real outrage is this Administration’s insistence on reaching a deal with the Iranian regime – even a bad one – without approval from Congress.

“An Iranian regime that acquires nuclear weapons is a nightmare scenario that would embolden Iran’s terrorist proxies, destabilize the Middle East, and threaten the very existence of Israel.

“I urge President Obama to carefully consider the well-founded concerns expressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu today and begin to work with Congress to take the actions needed to stop Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.”