Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett Statement on Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

Jul 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement on the nuclear arms agreement with Iran:

“As I’ve said since the beginning of these negotiations, any agreement that allows Iran to acquire, build, or proliferate nuclear weapons—now or in the future—is a threat to the United States and its allies. The Iranian regime has done nothing to prove that it has earned the trust or respect of the international community, and therefore should not be rewarded with good faith gestures or sanctions relief.

“With this deal, a timetable is set where Iran can organize, increase military capabilities, raise funds, and prepare for deadlines where they will be able to acquire ballistic weapons and continue their nuclear proliferation. This could create a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and further destabilize an increasingly volatile region. Congress must ensure the terrorist state of Iran never has a chance to threaten the world with nuclear weapons.”