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Rep. Zeldin Praises Latest NY Congressional Democrats to Reject Fatally Flawed Iran Deal

August 7, 2015
Press Release

Patchogue, NY –Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C - NY-1) released the following statement today praising New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and New York Democratic Representatives Eliot Engel, Steve Israel and Nita Lowey for their leadership against the Iran nuclear deal.

“I am very grateful to Senator Schumer and Congressmen Engel, Israel and Lowey who are putting our national security ahead of party loyalty,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I encourage all members of Congress from New York to stand together against this historically bad deal; together we can stop this fatally flawed agreement.”

Congressman Zeldin has been a vocal advocate against America agreeing to a bad nuclear deal with Iran consistently stating that this deal, as is, will pave the path to worsening instability in the Middle East and trigger a nuclear arms race in the region, putting our global security in danger and providing the sanctions relief to Iran which brought the Iranians to the table in the first place.

“This deal is flawed for so many reasons, including the disagreement between the Obama administration and Iranian leadership on how to interpret key components,” Congressman Zeldin continued. “First and foremost, the President has said that this deal will have 24/7 where necessary, when necessary inspections, but this is not true. Americans are not even permitted to be on inspection teams. Even more concerning is the secret side deals between Iran and the IAEA, which we do not know the details of."

Rep. Zeldin has been encouraging all members of the NY delegation to stand together in advocating for a better deal, which has absolutely been obtainable this entire time.

Just last week, he issued a statement praising New York Democratic Congresswomen Grace Meng and Kathleen Rice for their leadership against the Iran nuclear deal.

You can read it here.