WASHINGTON – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after reports the Biden Administration was halting efforts to enforce United Nations (UN) sanctions against Iran and would re-enter negotiations for the Iran Nuclear Deal:
“For reasons that include expiring sunset clauses, flaws with the verification arrangement, and many other dynamics, attempting to reenter the Iran Nuclear Deal as is would be a strategic U.S. foreign policy blunder. As is, this deal is not a pathway for how to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Instead, it is a blueprint for exactly how Iran can secure massive sums of money and get its hands on a nuclear weapon in short order.
“We must approach Iran from a position of strength and not surrender for the sake of domestic politics, partisan emotions, or uninformed whim. Just securing any deal would not be better than no deal.
“The Biden Administration’s eagerness to look the other way regarding Iran’s continued nefarious activities for the sake of getting any deal only emboldens the Iranian regime and encourages it to continue wreaking havoc in the region and across the globe, using its proxies to attack US allies and Americans around the world.”
Congressman Zeldin recently led 120 Republican members of the House of Representatives in urging President Joe Biden not to reenter the Iran Nuclear Deal as is.