Hartzler on Iran Announcement


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washingotn, DC

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, made the following remarks regarding the President's announcement on the Iran Deal:

"The Administration's decision to withdraw from the current Iran nuclear agreement demonstrates the severe flaws within its framework. The current agreement does not stop Iran's aggressive ballistic missiles program, fails to require "anytime, anywhere' inspections, temporarily restricts Iran's nuclear program, and released $100 billion of revenue previously frozen in offshore accounts - money that Iran has used to support terrorism and inject instability in the Middle East.

"Withdrawal from this agreement provides an opportunity to establish a more stable, equitable solution that ensures Iran does not develop and possess nuclear weapons. The current agreement fails to accomplish this goal. A new agreement should address Iran's ballistic missiles program, include stronger inspections, and permanently restrict Iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon.

"It is essential that moving forward an agreement is negotiated that ensures the safety and security of the American people and the world."