Rep. Zeldin Statement on US Reimposition of Sanctions Lifted Under Iran Nuclear Deal

November 5, 2018
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY- Following the United States’ reimposition of sanctions that were lifted as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Iran’s energy, ship building, shipping and banking sectors, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

The Iran Nuclear Deal was fatally flawed for what was in it and fatally flawed for what was not in it. Since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was entered into, Iranian aggression in the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, has only increased, and their illegal, nefarious, terrorist activities have only gotten worse, since all of the leverage that brought the Iranians to the table was negotiated away under the JCPOA. I applaud the administration's decision to reimpose the sanctions lifted under this ill-advised deal in an effort to curb Iran's malign interests in the region and ensure that Iran is no longer rewarded for its bad behavior. Iran must stop their nefarious activities and these sanctions against Iran are another great step in the right direction. The onus is on Iran to change its behavior. Additionally, Iran should meet the United States’ most reasonable demands to lift the sunset provisions of the Iran Nuclear Deal and strengthen the verification regime as well.”