Shimkus Statement on Iran Deal

Press Release

Date: July 14, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement in reaction to the Obama Administration's nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran:

"Even as today's deal was being negotiated, Iran violated sanctions by trying to ship weapons to terrorists in Yemen, organizing and training militias in Iraq and Syria, and maintaining an active nuclear procurement program. During the deal making, Iran also seized a merchant vessel in international waters and put an American journalist on trial for espionage. Their actions speak louder than words, which is especially frightening when those words wish "death to America' and promise to "wipe Israel off the map.'

The Iranians want the bomb as badly as they ever have; and the Obama Administration's concessions, on everything from inspections to breakout capacity and ballistic missiles to terrorism, will turn the Ayatollah's dream of Iran as a nuclear power into America and Israel's worst nightmare. When Congress gets the opportunity to vote on it, I will stand with Israel and against this bad deal."