WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, released the following statement regarding the announced nuclear agreement with Iran:

“I have closely followed the reports on U.S. negotiations and am concerned that the Obama administration has given up too much in order to get a deal, which will now be sent to Congress for review. 

“While the president argued that we ‘give nothing up’ by ‘testing’ whether this agreement will constrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, I disagree. The international sanctions regime took years to assemble and remains the most effective method of imposing costs on Tehran for their destabilizing behavior. 

“We cannot undo sanctions for an agreement that is built on the hope that the Iranian government changes its behavior. To recklessly gamble our only source of leverage would be far worse than signing no deal at all.”

Once the final documents of the agreement have been delivered to Congress, the House and Senate will have 60 days to review the deal.

Click here to watch video of Senator Fischer’s floor speech on the Iran nuclear agreement from April.


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