Coats on Iran Deal: “The more I read, the more my concern grows.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today spoke on the Senate floor about his increasing concern with the nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six leading nations, including the United States.

“Back home in Indiana over the weekend, I sat down and read through the 159 page Iran deal,” said Coats. “I also took time to review analysis from a wide variety of leading foreign policy experts on the pros and cons of this agreement. And since I returned to Washington on Tuesday morning, I have had the opportunity to review the deal’s classified annexes. The more I read, the more my concern grows. This deal intends to slow down Iran’s march to nuclear weapons capability, but even the White House concedes that the deal will not permanently stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions.” 

In his speech, Coats listed a number of major problems with the agreement. 

“Members of Congress now have the opportunity to review the pending deal, and every member must determine what this deal buys us and at what cost,” said Coats. “We must ignore the coming public relations campaign that will trumpet this deal as a victory for diplomacy and the false premise that the deal is a choice between peace and war.” 

To watch the entire speech, click here.


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