Sam Johnson Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
Washington, D.C. – In response to the White House’s announcement that President Obama and the P5+1 group (China, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, plus Germany) have reached a nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) made the following statement:
“Time and again Obama has proven we can’t take him at his word – and that is especially the case with this nuclear deal with Iran. It’s a bad deal that gives away the farm, and Obama’s assurances that it will prevent a nuclear Iran are delusional. The idea that Iran will not go nuclear with this deal simply flies in the face of history. PERIOD.
“Thanks to Obama, the deal would lift tough, crippling sanctions on Iran that would boost Iran’s Islamic theocracy by hundreds of billions of dollars. And what does America get out of this deal? We get to ask permission from Iran to inspect their nuclear sites…and they have 14 days to decide whether or not they would like to grant it to us. This does nothing to ensure Iran DOESN’T obtain nuclear weapons, and instead puts us at the mercy of the Iranian government. Worse yet, I’m afraid this deal will undoubtedly start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has already said as much.
“Unfortunately this deal is part and parcel with Obama’s disastrously naïve foreign policy that is based on accommodating and appeasing our adversaries, stiffing our friends, and all the while gutting our military. This is a sad day for America.
“Rest assured I will be opposing this bad deal and will be doing everything in my power to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. I am also calling on the American people to make sure the President hears you loud a clear: we DO NOT want this deal! If Obama follows through on his veto threat, we will need 2/3 of Congress to stand strong and STOP this deal in its tracks.”