Wilson Shares Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Concerns with Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Mar 3, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress:

"It was an honor to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington today to address Congress on behalf of our nation’s strong ally, Israel. It was the Administration alone that made his speech a partisan issue, and I am grateful for the opportunity to listen to the Prime Minister’s concerns regarding the ongoing nuclear negotiation talks with Iran.

“I share the Prime Minister’s concerns that Iranian nuclear negotiations could pose a significant threat to both Israel and the United States. These talks open the door to allowing the Iranians to enrich uranium beyond commercial grade. A nuclear Iran risks our national security and the security of our allies in the Middle East region and the world.

“Israel is one of our nation’s closest allies, and I hope the Administration will heed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s words. Our nation must carefully consider the potential consequences of a deal with Iran, such as threatening world peace and undermining non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, which can be acquired by terrorists,” Congressman Joe Wilson said.