No Labels Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiations
For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Washington, D.C. – No Labels stands with our bipartisan House and Senate allies in believing that no agreement should be signed with Iran unless it has bipartisan support in Congress and addresses the full spectrum of Iranian aggression.
With Russia’s unconscionable aggression continuing in Ukraine, the United States should be singularly focused on rallying our global allies and isolating and weakening our adversaries. This is why No Labels agrees so strongly with the growing bipartisan coalition in Congress that believes it would be a grave mistake for America to reenter a nuclear deal with Iran.
The original 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) was signed without consultations with Congress, with no bipartisan support and it focused on just one facet of Iran’s malign activities. Since 1984, Iran has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a state sponsor of terror, as it supplies weapons, funds terrorists and targets stalwart U.S. allies throughout the Middle East. The JCPOA did not force Iran to end this aggression, which has in fact gotten worse since the deal was signed.
In trying to negotiate a revised nuclear deal with Iran, the Biden administration is once again bypassing Congress and eschewing bipartisan consultations. They are once again focused only on Iran’s nuclear program. And they are poised to lift economic sanctions on Iran, which would provide their regime with billions to fund terror, while angering allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, who have such critical roles to play in enhancing U.S. national and energy security.
The 2015 deal was fatally flawed from the beginning. And No Labels stands with our bipartisan House and Senate allies in believing that no agreement should be signed with Iran unless it has bipartisan support in Congress and addresses the full spectrum of Iranian aggression.
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