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Congressman Andy Harris’ Statement on Iran Deal

July 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement in response to President Obama reaching a deal with Iran and ending current economic sanctions.


“This deal will immediately harm the national security of our allies in the Middle East and eventually threaten the United States at home.


“While President Obama is trying to assure us that Iran will halt its creation of nuclear weapons, I find it hard to believe that a nation that has repeatedly delayed and deceived the international community by continuing to pursue nuclear weapons is now going to play by the rules. How are we supposed to trust the very people who have continued to advocate for the death of Americans and the ultimate destruction of Israel?


“Lifting sanctions only gives more power to a country that has a proven record of state-sponsored terrorism, religious extremism and human rights abuses, and which poses a grave danger both to the United States and our allies overseas.


“Congress will work diligently to review every piece of this deal to ensure the United States’ best interests are represented and that the concerns of the freedom-loving people of Israel are taken into account, and I hope Congress will reject the deal if not. At this point, I have no faith that Iran will hold up their end of the deal.”