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July 15, 2015
Rep. Darrell Issa Calls Iran Deal “Junior Varsity”

WASHINGTON, DC –  Following today’s announcement of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” nuclear deal with Iran, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) released the following statement:

“No nation has ever abandoned its nuclear ambitions without first agreeing to actually abandon its nuclear ambitions. The President’s deal with Iran falls dramatically short of that standard, failing even to obtain the vital ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections the White House promised would be a part of any final deal.

“The crux of this deal rests on this President’s assumption that, despite decades of evidence to the contrary, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism is simply misunderstood and secretly desires the diplomacy it has long opposed more than it desires the nuclear arsenal it has doggedly pursued.

“This is a ‘junior varsity’ foreign policy grounded in childlike optimism, rather than clear-eyed realism. This deal puts our people at risk, leaves our most important allies in the Middle East in jeopardy, and will be to President Obama what ‘A Peace for Our Time’ was to Neville Chamberlain.”

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