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Issa Calls on President Biden to Abandon “Dream” of Signing a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

May 25, 2021


Urges White House to “acknowledge that Iran is not now, and never has been, an honest broker willing to abide by any credible nuclear reduction agreement.”


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today wrote a letter to President Biden urging an to end his administration’s pursuit of “a return to the failed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.”

In the correspondence, Congressman Issa specifically cited a U.S. Department of State report outlining Iran’s long and deadly record of malevolence, including decades-long activities through its military and intelligence apparatus that have aided, conspired, and directly perpetrated terrorist attacks across five continents. He further demonstrated that as Israel was defending itself against terrorism propagated by Iran, Biden Administration officials were simultaneously looking for ways to engage Iran in face-to-face talks.

Issa wrote: “This troubling juxtaposition should inspire an honest review of both your diplomatic approach and condition-free strategic engagement with Iran – one of the world’s foremost terrorist states directly responsible for the death and destruction that it unleashes throughout the world.”

Issa also pointed out that recent media reports have detailed the extensive efforts of Biden officials to finalize a deal for the U.S. to return to direct JCPOA talks in Vienna: “Your Administration bowed to Iranian demands that these preliminary negotiations be conducted through European intermediaries. Instead of telling the truth about Iran to a world that should hear it, America’s representatives were preoccupied with passing notes back and forth to the mullahs.”

Read the letter here.