Sasse on Iran Deal: “Lit the Fuse for a Nuclear Arms Race”

“Sadly, the Administration just lit the fuse for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”

July 14, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today after reports that the Obama Administration reached a nuclear deal with Iran.

“Sadly, the Administration just lit the fuse for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. We all know Iran’s neighbors will not sit idly as the world's largest state-sponsor of terror becomes a nuclear-threshold state.

“Congress will thoroughly review it in the coming weeks but this much is immediately clear: this deal abandons ‎‎America’s historic bipartisan commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation, and instead begins the era of managed proliferation—a descent into chaos and an even more dangerous world.”