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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman on Iran Deal: Addresses The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Jul 14, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement:

“This deal includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good and the bad are in the first year, but after year ten the deal gets ugly.

Good (Year 1): Iran ships more than 90% of its stockpile of low enriched uranium abroad and mothballs over two thirds of its centrifuges.

Bad (Year 1): Iran gets its hands on over $120 billion of its own money. It will use the money to supplement its own people, fund graft and corruption of its own leaders and to kill Sunni Muslims. The remainder will be used to support groups that kill Americans and Israelis.

Ugly (After Year 10): End of restrictions on quality and quantity of centrifuges. Even President Obama says this reduces break-out time to virtually zero. 

Our goal must be to prevent what happens after year ten. We must act this decade to demand that the restrictions on Iran’s centrifuges be extended for decades to come. We must put all options on the table to achieve this extension.

Perhaps the best part of the deal is that it is not binding on future Congresses and Presidents under international law. This is particularly true if Congress refuses to approve the deal, and a Congressional vote of approval is highly unlikely.”

Watch Congressman Sherman in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, July 14, 2015: