Jul 14 2015

NC U.S. Senator Thom Tillis released the following statement in response to the announcement of the Obama Administration's nuclear agreement with Iran:

"President Obama has staked his legacy on reaching any deal with Iran without any regard for how dangerous and destabilizing the final accord will be for the United States, Israel, the Middle East, and the rest of the world. The President has turned his back on decades of assurances from previous administrations of both parties that Iran would not acquire nuclear weapons. He has willfully ignored forty years of hostility from Tehran.

"This deal appears to be a complete capitulation to the Iranian regime, paving the path for Iran to become a nuclear power in the foreseeable future. The President broke his promises to the American people by offering concession after concession: no snap inspections, no limits on Iran's ballistic-missile force, no resolution of Iran's weaponization activities, no dismantling of Iran's global terror network, and no release of the American citizens being held captive in Iran's prisons. Make no mistake, the lasting legacy will be the birth of a Middle East nuclear arms race, plunging the region into further instability and chaos.

"Democrats and Republicans share grave concerns over this bad deal, and Congress now has a responsibility to do everything it can to stop it from being implemented."

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