Mar 8, 2016

Obama Administration Deal Must Not Shield Iran from Accountability

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on Iran’s most recent missile tests:

“While international sanctions against Iran are being lifted, Iran fired ballistic missiles in violation of international resolutions yet again. Time and again, Iran has violated international agreements only to have the Obama Administration bat its eyes and look the other way.

“Far from pushing Iran to a more moderate engagement with its neighbors, this nuclear deal is enabling Iran’s aggression and terrorist activities. Sanctions relief is fueling Iran’s proxies from Yemen to Iraq to Syria to Lebanon. Meanwhile, Khamenei and the Iranian regime are acting with impunity because they know President Obama will not hold them accountable and risk the public destruction of his nuclear deal, the cornerstone of the President’s foreign policy legacy. But if the President does nothing, his most notable legacy will be to have shielded Iran from accountability with a sham of a deal, enabling the Iranian regime to put the security and interests of America and our allies at even greater risk. The President must hold Iran accountable in a meaningful way for its violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions.”

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