May 9, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 75 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
DISASTROUS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 75
(House of Representatives - May 09, 2018)
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[Page H3869] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] DISASTROUS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend President Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons--and ballistic missiles capable of delivering them--is a serious threat to its neighbors in the Middle East, as well as eventually the U.S. But the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, hatched by John Kerry and the Obama administration, does little to curb that pursuit. The fact is, there aren't nearly strong enough measures in place to actually hold Iran accountable for compliance with the deal. It is too bad the Obama administration has already traded billions of U.S. and foreign dollars in exchange for promises Iran clearly has no intention of keeping. We can't get those dollars back either. Of course, now Iran isn't even using this money for its economy, as reported. Much of it is being funneled directly to active terrorist organizations around the Middle East. This deal was a danger from the start, and it lets Iran off the hook. We must do better. We must negotiate better than has been done. ____________________