Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on US/Iran Nuclear Deal

July 14, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Iran nuclear agreement reached by the Obama administration:  

“This agreement is far from a done deal. President Obama & Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have agreed that Iran will keep the key to a nuclear weapon with a promise not to turn it on for a decade.  It doesn't prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons or stop a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It merely delays it for 10 years IF we presume that Iran can be trusted.  Iran has lied about their nuclear weapons since Ayatollah took power in 1979.  President Obama is naïve if he thinks we can trust Iran. This agreement bolsters Iran by providing relief from sanctions without consequences. It weakens America, Israel and our allies in the Middle East.  The world is a much more dangerous place if this deal is approved.”


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