Smith Opposes Iran Deal
Posted: 26 August, 2015
. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement today on his opposition to the Iran deal:
“Nebraskans continue to express their deep concerns to me about the deal the Obama administration has negotiated with Iran,” Smith said. “I am opposed to the Iran deal and have cosponsored the congressional resolution of disapproval. Lifting sanctions would allow monetary resources to flow into Iran and empower its leaders to do more harm to the United States and our allies. We should be mindful of our closest ally in the region, Israel, whose leaders continue to gravely warn us of the dangers of trusting the Iranian regime.
“When our national security is on the line, reaching no deal is better than advancing a bad deal. President Obama has stated our options are either accepting this deal or going to war, but this rhetoric is irresponsible. Congress needs to reject this deal and allow U.S. negotiators to go back to the table. We must pursue a stronger agreement which enforces greater accountability measures on Iran and prioritizes the safety of our country and our allies.”
Smith is a cosponsor of H. Res. 367, the resolution of disapproval on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran.