Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett Calls on President Obama to Address Iran Missile Tests

Dec 8, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), issued the following statement after Iran violated U.N. security council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles:

“Despite the opposition of the American people and the majority of Congress, President Obama signed a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran. As predicted by myself and my colleagues, we have seen little-to-no change in Iran’s behavior as they continue to break international agreements. Yesterday, we learned that the Iranian regime tested a ballistic missile—the second they’ve tested since the deal was signed. This clearly violates U.N. security council resolutions, including the same U.N. resolution that endorsed the Iran deal. In addition to these tests, a recent IAEA report found that Iran has pursued nuclear weapons as recently as 2009.

“The administration cannot sit idly by as Iran continues to violate international agreements, and I call on them to take these violations seriously. It’s obvious that Iran has ambitions to create nuclear weapons, and therefore the United States should continue the economic sanctions that successfully brought this tyrannical regime to the negotiating table.  The safety and security of the United States and its allies is my top priority, and I will continue to fight to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran.”

Related:

Press Release - Garrett Statement on Iran Nuclear Arms Deal
Press Release - Garrett Introduces Bill to Ensure U.S. Never Assists Iran’s Nuclear Program
Op-Ed - NJ Jewish Link - We Must Keep Nuclear Weapons Out of Iran
Op-Ed - NJ Herald - Constitution has been cast aside in bad Iran deal
Article – The Record - Garrett vows to keep fighting Iran agreement

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