WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement calling on President Biden to refuse to re-join the disastrous Iran deal. Senator Scott’s statement follows months of urging President Biden to walk away from this failed deal and after Iran’s new president-elect said he will not meet with President Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias. Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, was sanctioned by the Trump Administration for human rights abuses while running a judicial system in Iran that remains one of the world’s top executioners.
Earlier this year, Senator Scott led his colleagues in the Senate in a resolution expressing opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and urging President Biden to work with Congress and refuse to re-join the deal without significant reform.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Dangerous regimes around the world are taking advantage of President Biden’s appeasement tactics. Iran is our adversary and cannot be trusted. Now, Iran’s president-elect, who is known for mass executions, is trying to take advantage of Biden’s weaknesses. We can’t allow it. With the change of leadership in Iran, President Biden needs to make it clear that the United States will not ease sanctions and will ensure consequences for their continued support of terrorists that threaten our great ally Israel. It’s about time Biden walks away from his feeble attempts to re-enter the failed Iran deal and puts the interest of our national security and our allies like Israel over appeasement.”