Wilson Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Jul 14, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Obama announced a nuclear agreement with Iran:

“I am disappointed that President Obama has made more concessions when negotiating with the murderous Iranian regime—the very regime that sponsors our enemies and openly calls for the death of Americans and our allies, especially Israel.  In the coming days, I look forward to reviewing the agreement in full and holding the Administration accountable. I believe that any agreement with this extremist regime threatens American families, and will be thoroughly reviewed under the bi-partisan leadership of Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Eliot Engle.

“What we do know is that this Administration has made it clear that they are unwilling to accept any input or discussion from Congress or the American people on this troubling agreement. This too is disappointing. The Iranian agreement undoes many of the critical sanctions and embargoes, passed by Congress, which prevented Iran from building a nuclear weapon and supporting terrorist organizations all over the world. The President’s legacy could be an Iran with intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads targeting American families and allies.

“In an effort to achieve political gain, President Obama has ignored Congress and the American people. It is time we spoke up and reminded him that Iran is not to be trusted,” Wilson said.      

Congressman Wilson serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.