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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham votes against Iran deal

September 11, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a resolution Friday that would have approved of the Iran nuclear deal.

The House rejected President Obama’s controversial agreement with the Iranian government with 269 members voting against approval, 162 voting for approval and one voting present.

Dr. Abraham has been an outspoken critic of the Iran deal because he believes it threatens national security and the security of Israel and America’s allies in the Middle East.

“This dangerous deal puts Iran on a pathway to obtaining a nuclear weapon in 10 years. Iran’s supreme leader has called for Israel to be destroyed while his supporters chanted ‘Death to America.’ This deal puts our national security at risk, and I believe it must be stopped,” Dr. Abraham said.

In addition to the vote against the Iran deal, Dr. Abraham joined a majority of the House in passing legislation that would prevent the President from lifting sanctions on Iran. As part of the President’s agreement, more than $100 billion in sanction relief would flow into Iran if the deal were accepted.

“Iran is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world. Its government is working to acquire more sophisticated weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles that will be used to further the cause of Islamic extremism around the world. No American should die because the American government funded terrorism, but that’s exactly what the result will be if we lift sanctions,” Dr. Abraham said.