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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

World leaders sign historic deal with Iran; local leaders react

July 14, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNOE 8 News / CNN) -

World leaders have signed a historic deal with Iran. The announcement of a nuclear agreement came from Vienna where negotiators have been locked in marathon sessions.

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the President’s announced nuclear deal with Iran.

"Congress will now thoroughly vet the details of this Iran deal, but my initial impressions are that the President is willing to trade our and Israel’s security for the sake of his legacy. This deal will allow Iran to give more money to support global terror, build their armament and make upgrades to their centrifuges that will put them within grasp of a nuclear bomb as soon as time runs out on this deal. The President has given Iran the ability to strengthen its position and buy time until it can make weapons. I will never vote for a deal that will put America and Israel in danger, and this deal seems to do just that,” Dr. Abraham said.

Dr. Abraham expressed skepticism of the deal when the administration announced the framework months ago because he suspected the President would move the nation in the wrong direction in regards to handling Iran. Dr. Abraham supports keeping sanctions in place because they are working to break Iran’s will to cultivate nuclear weapons.

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