Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement:
“The goal of a deal with Iran was to prevent Iran from obtaining or developing a nuclear weapon. Instead of dismantling Iran’s nuclear program permanently, this agreement only delays it by 9 months and provides Iran with unrestricted financial assets it can then use to support terrorism. The deal also hinges on Iran’s cooperation with international inspectors, which has never been successful in the past.
“Another worrisome part of this deal is that Iran will now be able to export oil, despite the fact that the Administration is keeping handcuffs on American-produced oil. I find it extremely troubling that we are now going to treat Iranian producers far, far better than our American producers.
“This is a bad deal all around for the United States, plain and simple. The Obama Administration has decided to abandon many of our allies, including Israel, in the negotiations with Iran. 58% of American voters do not trust Iran at all, and I agree. Iran has never given us any reason to believe that they are serious about ending their nuclear program, and this deal proves that the Obama Administration isn’t either.”