Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett Introduces Bill to Ensure U.S. Never Assists Iran’s Nuclear Program

Jul 29, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today introduced H.R. 3273, the Prohibiting Assistance to Nuclear Iran Act, to ensure that no U.S. funds or resources would ever be used to help and defend Iran’s nuclear program. Garrett’s bill would prohibit U.S. assistance to Iran to develop, use, or protect their nuclear technology as requested in the nuclear agreement President Obama delivered to Congress earlier this month.

“Among its many flaws, President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran requests that the United States and the other negotiating nations help develop, modernize and protect Iran’s nuclear program. This is unacceptable,” said Garrett. “Iran is a danger to the United States and its allies, and therefore should not be allowed to continue their nuclear proliferation—especially with U.S. support. My bill would ensure that no U.S. resources will help Iran develop nuclear capabilities that could someday be used against us or our allies around the world.”

Background:

The nuclear arms agreement with Iran that the Obama Administration delivered to Congress calls for the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) to have civil nuclear cooperation with Iran. These measures are defined in Annex III of the agreement and they include cooperating with Iran to modernize reactors, acquire fuel, exchange technology, and assist with additional research. Rep. Garrett’s bill would ensure that no U.S. resources—including military assistance—will be used to help Iran’s nuclear program.

Related:

Garrett Statement on Iran Nuclear Arms Deal
Jewish Link of New Jersey - Now Is the Time for Action on Iran Deal
The Record - Garrett vows to keep fighting Iran agreement
A Bad Deal for the U.S. and its Allies

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