Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal:
“Iran has repeatedly demonstrated that it has no respect for international agreements and no desire to be a peaceful and stabilizing force in the region. President Obama’s decision to implement the Iran nuclear deal will enrich the Iranian regime—a regime that fires rockets near our aircraft carriers, forces our sailors to their knees at gunpoint, has held our citizens hostage, and has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
“Iran has not been held accountable for its actions and there is no indication that President Obama will hold them accountable in this failure of a deal. The Ayatollah and his Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) henchman are growing more emboldened by the day. The President is enabling the Iranian regime by surrendering to them a nuclear weapons capability while giving them billions in sanctions relief, helping Iran in its path to dominating the Middle East. This action is an economic stimulus for the world’s central banker of Islamist terror and will endanger America and our allies.”