July 14, 2015
In The News

“While the Administration expressed great confidence in today’s announcement, past interim agreements have not held up after careful congressional scrutiny. Congress will be deciding if this deal is in the long-term security interests of the United States. Or, like the Clinton Administration’s agreement with North Korea in 1994, is this another case of a pariah state marching towards nuclear weapons?”

– Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee


“The announcement of this proposed deal is a positive sign. However, I continue to have skepticism about Iran’s intentions. I remain extremely concerned that inspectors will not have ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to Iran’s nuclear programs. We must avoid, at all costs, agreeing to a deal we find partly acceptable and instead carefully decide whether this deal will help or hinder our ultimate objective of eliminating Iran’s nuclear capabilities.”

– Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana


“Americans should be concerned that the Obama Administration has abandoned its own principles from the start of negotiations, and paved a pathway for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons and finance global terrorism. This deal would not only endanger our national security – but also the security and well-being of our allies, especially Israel.”

– Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel


“I supported the administration framework that included rigorous inspections, snapbacks on the sanctions and a goal of blocking Iran from a pathway to nuclear weapons. I now look forward to reviewing the full agreement in detail to determine if the agreement is consistent with the framework.”

– Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach


“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.”

– Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista